|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.