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Hopping John

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Ingredients
  Dry black eyed peas 8 Ounce
  Chopped onion 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crushed
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced (Large Clove)
  Bay leaf 1
  Salt pork 8 Ounce, rinsed and cut in 12 pieces
  Hot cooked rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Rinse peas; in skillet bring to boiling in 1 quart water. (Electric skillet 250°.)
Boil 2 minutes; remove from heat and let stand 1 hour.
Add onion, pepper, red pepper, garlic, and bay leaf.
Bring to boiling; cover and reduce heat (220°).
Simmer 1 hour, stirring once or twice.
Stir in salt pork; simmer, uncovered, till tender, stirring frequently, 50 to 60 minutes more.
Remove salt pork and bay leaf; mash the pea mixture slightly.
Season to taste with additional salt, if desired.
Serve with hot rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Pork
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
125 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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