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Hoppin' John

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Kids at home love this Hoppin' John - guess the name too play a part in making this their favorite. This Hoppin' John is pretty easy to prepare too - just give it a try this weekend.
  Cowpea 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Dried Field Peas, Do Not Soak)
  Hambone 1 (Plenty Of Meat)
  Crushed red peppers 2 Teaspoon
  Onions 2 Medium, chopped
  Raw rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)

Boil peas, hambone, and crushed peppers in enough water to cover until tender, adding more water if needed.
Add to the rice, 2 cups cooked peas and 2 cups pea liquid with chopped onion.
Put in rice steamer or double-boiler and cook for 1 1/2 hours or until rice is thoroughly done and dry.
Serve remainder of peas in separate dish with a shaker of crushed red peppers.
This is better if made ahead of time and the rice is reheated.
Note: Always eaten on New Year's Day in South Carolina, "from the statliest houses to the humblest cabin." Traditionally, eating Hoppin' John on New Year's Day will bring good luck.

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Hoppin' John Recipe