Seasoned Black Eyed Peas With Bacon
|Dried black eyed peas||1 Pound|
|Canadian bacon||1⁄4 Pound|
|Onions||2 Medium, chopped|
|Celery stalks||2 , chopped|
|Bay leaf||1 Small|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm), chopped|
|Cayenne pepper||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|No salt added tomato paste||6 Ounce (1 Can)|
|Black pepper||To Taste|
Rinse peas and place them in a large saucepan.
Cover with water and let soak for 45 minutes.
Cook Canadian bacon until crisp in a skillet over medium-high heat.
Drain on paper towels.
Chop and set aside.
Drain peas and return them to the large saucepan.
Add just enough fresh water to cover.
Add bacon and remaining ingredients.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer 3 hours, or until tender.