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Hoppin' John 'n' Ham

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Ingredients
  Dried black eyed peas 1 Pound
  Smoked ham 4 1⁄2 Pound (From Shank End)
  Onion 1 Medium, diced to make 1/2 cup
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  White rice 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Uncooked)
  Green onions 1 Bunch (100 gm), trimmed and sliced
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Soak the peas overnight in water to cover generously (about 6 cups); drain.

MAKING
2 In a 6-quart pressure cooker,combine peas,ham,onion,salt and pepper. Add 3 cups water,making sure that all the peas are covered.
3 Secure the cover and cook at 15 pounds pressure for 35 minutes. Remove cooker from the heat and allow pressure to drop of its own accord (about 10 to 15 minutes).
4 Meanwhile, cook the rice.
5 When the pressure has dropped, remove the cover. Place ham on a carving board and remove the skin and fat. Cut into thick slices.
6 Add cooked rice to the peas, tossing to mix well.Spoon onto a heated deep platter and top with ham slices.

SERVING
7 Sprinkle onions over the top and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Ham
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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