Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hoppin John

My Grandpa Bill would always say that eating black-eyed peas or Hoppin John on New Years Day would bring you good luck. That's an old Southern tradition... and it's one I like to follow! As my mama would say, "Even if you don't like'em... at least eat one spoonful!"

Happy New Year, Foodies!!!

Hoppin John


Half-stick of butter or 4 tablespoons
1 yellow onion, diced
3 strips of bacon, chopped into small pieces.
2 celery stalks (ribs), chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups black-eyed peas, cooked
2 cups rice, cooked
Salt & pepper to taste


1. Spray a large skillet with a non-stick spray and cook bacon pieces until crispy brown. Remove bacon to dish layered with paper towel and set aside.

2. Melt butter in a large skillet with the bacon grease. Add onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic powder. Cook for 5-6 minutes.

3. Add peas, rice and a little salt & pepper and cook for 12-15 minutes.

4. Add cooked bacon. Stir.

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