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Traditional Southern Black Eyed Peas

These Southern black-eyed peas are a traditional New Year’s Day dish, also known as Hoppin’ John. We like to eat them with our Chow Chow.

Servings: 4



  1. Combine the black-eyed peas with the water in a saucepan.
  2. Add the ham hock, garlic salt, black pepper and red pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-high.
  4. Cook for 1 hour or until the peas are tender.
  5. Add water if needed.