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Hopping John Recipe

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Course: Side Dish
Total Time: A Day Or More
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
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Hopping John

Photo by: Tom Eckerle

Yield: Serves 8 to 10

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pound dried black-eyed peas
  • Ham hock or Country Cured Ham skin and fat trimmings
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¾ cup long grain rice
  • Salt and freshly milled pepper

Directions

Soak the peas overnight in several quarts of water.  Dice the ham fat and render it in a large pot over moderate heat.  Add the onions and cook until wilted.

Drain the peas and add them along with the bay leaf and cold water to cover.  Add the ham hock or a large piece of ham skin, bring to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer.  Cover and cook for 45 minutes, or until the peas are almost tender.

Add the rice, cover and cook for 20 minutes, adding more water if necessary, until the rice is tender.  Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.


© Christopher Idone
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 10 servings and 1/2 teaspoon of added salt.

236kcal (12%)
66mg (7%)
1mg (1%)
0mcg RAE (0%)
728mg
90mg
15g
0g
7g
40g
10mg (3%)
507mg (21%)
1g (3%)
2g (3%)
3mg (17%)
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