Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year Best Hoppin John Ever

I accidentally made the best black eyed peas of my cooking lifetime. So easy and only 4 ingredients if you count water :)

1. 1/2 pound of dry black eyed peas
2. 12 ounces sliced salt pork
3. 1 can of Rotel with lime and cilantro
4. Water

Place the peas in your crock pot and cover with water. Let them soak for two or three hours while you celebrate New Years Eve. After midnight add more water covering the peas completely with about an inch of water over the level of the peas. Add the salt pork and set the crock pot on low. Let them cook all night long. In the morning, add more water if needed and stir. They will be ready by lunchtime. Stir in the Rotel just before serving. Yummy Yummy Yummy. It you want it to be Hoppin John, serve it over rice.

Don't forget to turn on the crock pot. I almost did.

Happy New Year.