Saturday, January 2, 2016

Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas for the new year. A day late, but that's okay. Hopefully it's not a bad omen of the way 2016 will go!

We've tried fresh peas before, but even after hours of simmering they would NOT soften up. So this year I spotted some frozen ones and tossed them in the cart. They worked out beautifully!

Black Eyed Peas

Bacon, chopped into small pieces
Chopped onion
Frozen Black Eyed Peas
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper

Heat the bacon and onion in a pot until the bacon is cooked and the onion is browned and softened. This is the best step. It smells wonderful.

Add in the frozen peas, a bay leaf, and enough water to cover peas + about 1/2 inch.

Bring to a boil, then simmer for 40-45 minutes, or whatever the package directions say. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with GF cornbread with lots of butter.

Cheers, and Happy New Year!

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