Charleston Hopping John

Charleston Hopping John

Every Southerner knows that you must eat black eye peas on New Year’s Day in order to have good luck in the new year. Chicken Legs & I need all the help we can get with good luck – so we are loading up on black eye peas this year!  I saw this recipe over at Lick the Bowl Good and thought we would give it a try.  This is really good and really easy.  I added ¼ tsp of cumin since we were eating this with mojo marinated flank steak.  Try it today so you can have good luck in 2010!

Charleston Hopping John

Charleston Hopping John
adapted from Lick the Bowl Good
(Printable Recipe)

  • 1 cup rice, cooked
  • 1 can black eyed peas
  • 3 slices bacon (crumbled) *I used turkey bacon
  • ¼ cup onions
  • Dash of Dale’s Seasoning or soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • ¼ tsp poultry seasoning
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cook rice. While rice is cooking, fry the bacon. Pour off some of the grease. Add onions, saute with bacon. You may use some pea juice from the peas to cook onions. Add Dale’s/soy sauce, thyme poultry seasoning, cumin, salt, and pepper. Add peas, then fold in rice.

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  1. We cooked ours overnight on New Years Eve and dayum, they were good today. I ate black eyed peas for breakfast this morning (while making grits and gravy). Dang I'm a redneck.

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