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Hopping John

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Category: Holiday

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 lb Bacon or salt pork
  • 6 c Cold water
  • 1 c Dried black-eyed peas
  • 1 c Uncooked rice
  • 1/2 ts Salt, optional
  • 1/4 ts Pepp


Put the bacon or salt pork into a large saucepan. Add the water and bring
to boiling. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 45 minutes. Meanwhile, sort and
thoroughly wash the peas. Add gradually to bacon and water so boiling will
not stop. Cover pan and simmer about 1-1/2 hours, or until peas are almost
tender, stirring occasionally. Gradually add the remaining ingredients so
boiling will not stop. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes, stirring
occasionally, or until a kernel of rice is soft when pressed between
fingers. If necessary, ad more boiling water during cooking. Remove bacon
and drain pea-rice mixture thoroughly in a colander or sieve. Cover
colander with a clean cloth; set over hot water until ready to serve. Slice
the bacon and keep warm. To serve, turn the pea-rice mixture into a warm
serving bowl and garnish with parsley. Accompany with the sliced bacon.

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