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Traditional Hoppin' John

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Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : FareShare Gazette December 2011

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 pound dried black-eyed peas, or cowpeas
1 can Tomato sauce
6 ounces salt pork, diced -- (6 to 8)
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 pound cooked ham, cubed
1 ham bone or large ham hock
black pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 dash Tabasco sauce

Pick over peas; rinse. Cover peas with cold water; bring to a boil, boil 1
minute, remove and cover pan. Let peas stand for 1 hour. Saute salt pork
until golden brown; add onion and garlic, saute until onion is tender.

Add the salt pork and onion mixture to the peas, along with the ham, ham
bone or hock, tomatoes and seasonings, adding enough water to cover. Bring
to a simmer, cover and simmer gently until peas are tender but not mushed,
1 to 2 hours. Remove ham from bone, chop and return to peas. Taste for
seasoning and adjust.

Drain and reserve liquid. Measure out 2 1/2 cups,adding water if necessary.
Bring to a boil and add rice. Cook until rice is almost done. Add back peas
and finish cooking rice.

Some people keep rice separate and serve a mound of rice with peas
surrounding it.

Serve with Collard Greens and Cornbread.

Diced smoked sausage can be used instead of salt pork.

Serves 6 to 8.

David's notes:

Hoppin' John is a rich bean dish made of black-eyed peas simmered with
spicy sausages, ham hocks, or fat pork, rice and tomato sauce.

This African-American dish is traditionally a high point of New Year's Day,
when a shiny dime is often buried among the black-eyed peas before serving.
Whoever gets the coin in his or her portion is assured good luck throughout
the year. For maximum good luck in the new year, the first thing that
should be eaten on New year's Day is Hoppin' John. At the stroke of
midnight on New Year's Eve, many southern families toast each other with
Champagne and a bowl of Hoppin' John. If it is served with collard greens
you might or might not, get rich during the coming year.

The dish goes back at least as far as 1841, when, according to tradition,
it was hawked in the streets of Charleston, South Carolina by a crippled
black man who was known as Hoppin' John.

Contributed to the FareShare Gazette Recipe Challenge by David;
10 December 2011.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 22 Calories; trace Fat (3.9% calories from 
fat); 1g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 248mg 
Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Vegetable.

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