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Hopping John

Ingredients
  Black eyed peas 1 Pound
  Cubed parboiled salt pork/Cubed parboiled fat bacon 3⁄4 Pound
  Bay leaf 1 Large
  Onion 1 Medium
  Peppercorns 8
  Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs), washed
  Boiling water 2 1⁄2 Quart
  Salt To Taste
  White pepper To Taste
  Canned italian peeled tomatoes 12 Ounce (1 Large Can)
Directions

Wash and pick over peas.
Cover with 2 inches cold water.
Add pork, salt, bay leaf, onion and peppercorns, freshly ground.
Cook till beans are tender.
Add more boiling water if necessary.
Meanwhile, slowly add rice to boiling water.
Cook until tender.
Drain.
Rinse under hot water faucet.
Season with salt and pepper.
While rice is cooking, heat tomatoes with 1 teaspoon basil.
Serve rice and black-eyed peas separately; pour peas over a mound of rice, and surround with tomatoes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Rice, Black Eyed Pea
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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