Hoppin John

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. dried black-eyed peas
  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 8 cups hot cooked rice

Directions

Soak peas overnight with water to cover by 2 inches. Drain peas and set aside. In large saucepan, saute onion in oil until transparent; add peas, seasonings and chicken stock. Cover and cook slowly until peas are tender, about 30 to 40 minutes. If made ahead, cover and reheat. For each serving, serve 1/2 cup peas over 1/2 cup rice. Serves 16.
Hoppin John, said to have originated with the slaves on Southern plantations, is thought to bring good luck if eaten on New Year’s Day.

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