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Hopping John (Four Great Southern Cooks Cookbook)

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Category: Vegetables, Side Dishes

 Ingredients List

  • 1 md Onion
  • 1/2 lb Salt pork
  • 2 Ham Hocks, , halved
  • 1/2 lb Black-eyed peas, , dried
  • 1 ts Red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 c Long-grain converted rice


Peel the onion, leaving it whole. Rinse the dried peas, discarding the
withered ones. In a large, heavy saucepan, lightly fry the salt pork, then
add the ham hocks, dried peas, onion and red pepper. Pour in just enough
water to cover, put a lid on the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat
and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, or until the meat has fallen from the bones.

Remove the salt pork and ham hocks from the peas. There should still be
about two cups of liquid in the pot for the rice to absorb. Stir in the
rice and cover. Remove the meat from the ham hocks and chop it into small
pieces. Place the meat back into the pot, cover, and simmer over low heat
for about 30 minutes, until the peas and rice are tender. Serve
immediately. Serves 6-8.

Typed by Carolyn Cloe

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