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Khatru Jan 1, 2013 02:55 PM

OK. Show of hands....

Who had black eyed peas today?

  1. eclecticsynergy Jan 7, 2013 03:10 AM

    Had a can on the shelf- drained them, baked them just a bit (about ten minutes, just to dry them off) and fried them in nice hot oil for two or three minutes 'til they were nice and crispy outside and still slightly creamy inside. Dusted them with smoked paprika, garlic powder and a little bit of Herbamare, and had 'em with a bowl of collards with butter and salt. Very easy and super tasty, surprisingly excellent munching. And, of course, I'm hoping 2013 will be a luckier year for all of us. But I'd do it again just for the snackisfaction!

    1. eclecticsynergy Jan 7, 2013 03:05 AM

      I made some on New Year's Day.

      1. jmcarthur8 Jan 4, 2013 10:05 PM

        We had dinner on New Year's Day at a friend's house. She made a great one-dish Southern meal...it had black eyed peas, greens chopped smaller than usual and Andouille sausage, topped with a cornbread mixture and baked.

        The cornbread layer was moist and spicy, and the rest was just delicious! I'm not even going to ask her for the recipe- I'm going to make sure that's where I'm invited next New Year's Day!

        1. meatn3 Jan 3, 2013 11:33 AM


          Made a small pot of black-eyed peas. Served with rice it becomes a week-long tradition!

          For New Years I prefer a very simple preparation. The beans produce such a hearty comfy flavor when cooked low and slow that they don't need a lot of other ingredients imo.

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            jujuthomas Jan 3, 2013 10:36 AM

            had it Christmas eve... i was not a fan of my friend's recipe I think. I love beans but black eyed peas did little for me. will have to try them next time I go to the south! :)

            1. JAB Jan 3, 2013 10:06 AM

              Yup, with rice, oxtails and corn bread. Yum!

              1. Motosport Jan 3, 2013 08:26 AM

                Today, yesterday and the day before that!!!
                With ham hocks and collard greens!!!

                Good Luck for 2013!!

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                  Motosport Jan 3, 2013 09:58 AM

                  and cornbread too!!

                2. MsMaryMc Jan 2, 2013 10:27 PM

                  Yup--had leftover Hoppin' John and cornbread for lunch today. Dinner last night was the same (plus a pork chop for my very carnivorous husband). Darn tasty stuff.

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                    hhicks Jan 2, 2013 07:53 PM

                    I made hoppin john from this recipe and it was delicious!


                    We live in the south and eat black eyed peas often, but always on New Year's Day.

                    1. Chemicalkinetics Jan 2, 2013 07:34 PM

                      Not this year. I had them last year.

                      1. EWSflash Jan 2, 2013 07:13 PM

                        I don't suppose that menudo counts, but it's the tradition here. I had two bowls full.

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                          Will Owen Jan 5, 2013 04:01 PM

                          I applaud that. I've never been where it was a tradition, although given its purported morning-after curative qualities I can see why it'd be at least a habit. Best of all is that it has those earthy, lusty flavors that characterize a lot of other NY dishes; it fits right in. And it just occurred to me that although it's not at all traditional, some kale or collard greens would be really good in that.

                          Any route to a good Happy New Year is a good and happy one.

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                          LBinFL Jan 2, 2013 07:08 PM

                          I made black-eyed peas and Collard Green Soup for New Years Day. I make a huge pot and to share with friends and family, pay it forward and spread the good luck and fortune!

                          Simple recipe found on Whole Foods.

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                            miss_belle Jan 2, 2013 05:02 PM

                            Oh brother. I just knew someone would bring this up:-) we were sidetracked NYE and are having them tonight. I told my husband better late than never and he agreed. So here we go. Good luck to us for the next year for those of you who don't understand.

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                              Khatru Jan 2, 2013 10:09 PM

                              ...supposed to have 'em on New Year's Day! Not NYE.

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                                miss_belle Jan 3, 2013 05:14 AM

                                Isn't that funny. Our family tradition has always been to have them NYE to prepare for the new year. Along with the understanding that the next day was late but better than no black-eyed peas at all.

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                              rccola Jan 2, 2013 02:22 PM

                              Daughter made them and they were delicious. Hoppin' John, porky-good. With greens and more pork.

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                                Harters Jan 2, 2013 02:06 PM

                                No. I havnt had them in months. Is there a reason why I might have had them today?

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                                  pikawicca Jan 2, 2013 02:09 PM

                                  American tradition to eat them on New Year's Day -- supposed to bring good luck,

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                                    cheesemaestro Jan 2, 2013 02:09 PM

                                    Unless you're in Pennsylvania Dutch country. Then it's pork and sauerkraut.

                                    Edit: Oops, I just saw that someone else had already mentioned that.

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                                      Harters Jan 2, 2013 02:18 PM

                                      Thanks. You folks do have some weird traditions :-)

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                                        macca Jan 3, 2013 05:56 AM

                                        I have heard of this tradition- but in the Northeast- at least the Boston area, it is not a traditional food for New Years Day. As a matter of fact, there is really no traditional food for New Years Day- but a lot of people in this area always have Chinese Food on New Years Eve.

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                                          rccola Jan 3, 2013 09:01 AM

                                          I thought it was Chinese food on Christmas day for Jewish people?

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                                            macca Jan 3, 2013 09:49 AM

                                            Could be- but here in the Boston area, it is Chinese on NYE! Have been celebrating like this my entire life!!

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                                              pinehurst Jan 3, 2013 10:44 AM

                                              I can attest to this!

                                      2. re: pikawicca
                                        LindaWhit Jan 3, 2013 09:55 AM

                                        Isn't it more an American southern tradition? I grew up in northern NJ and had never heard of this tradition until the Internet. And then it always seemed it was BEPs, some type of pork, cooked collard greens, and cornbread.

                                    2. kpaumer Jan 2, 2013 01:03 PM

                                      I did. I live in Central PA, ( so Pork & Sauerkraut w/Mashed Potatos). My family from the South, so...(Black-eyed Peas, 5 Green(s) mixture , (Turnip, Kale, Mustard, Collards and Rape) and Rice. Everyone was Happy!

                                      1. Bacardi1 Jan 2, 2013 12:47 PM

                                        Not this New Year's. But I did have White Canellini beans.

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                                          Khatru Jan 2, 2013 10:07 PM

                                          Doesn't count. Not even.

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                                            Bacardi1 Jan 3, 2013 05:48 AM

                                            Well, actually, until moving to VA, I'd never had or would even think of having black-eye peas for New Year's.

                                            The legume of choice for New Year's in NY (at least in my family) was (& still is) lentils.

                                        2. Will Owen Jan 2, 2013 12:17 PM

                                          Me and Mrs. O. We'll have some again today, and probably share with a friend as well.

                                          1. PotatoHouse Jan 1, 2013 04:47 PM

                                            In the words of Bill The Cat....

                                            1. Becca Porter Jan 1, 2013 04:32 PM

                                              Me and mine.

                                              1. twinwillow Jan 1, 2013 03:03 PM

                                                I did. At three places. Not including at a party last night.

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