One of my favorite ways to serve them is with rice, ham and tomatoes in a dish called Hoppin' John.
Old South Hoppin' John
Cheap. Fast. Good!
by Beverly Mills & Alicia Ross
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped ham
2 tsp mince garlic
4 cups chicken broth
1tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 cup long grain rice
2 cans (15 oz) black-eyed peas
1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes
saute onion and garlic a couple of minutes in oil then add ham
next add chicken broth and spices and bring to a boil
add rice and lower heat to simmer 20 minutes
while rice cooks drain and rinse peas
When rice is done add tomatoes and black-eyed peas.
Cook, stirring, until the tomatoes and peas are thoroughly mixed in with the rice.
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