I have taught my Dai (a Canadian, what does he know?) about the importance of eating blackeye peas on New Year’s Day to enjoy prosperity throughout the year. Now he is the one to ask me, “Have you remembered the blackeye peas?” Well of course I have. Plus a dollop of whipped cream to be thrown to the floor for sharing with all the world.
Get some canned and also get some dried, if you get there today, and follow your favorite recipe or:
This is the time of year
when canned, dried and pickled foods are enjoyed with relish!
Cook the blackeye peas in lots of water at a boil for 20 minutes and drain. In a slow cooker, add your choice of meat(s) or vegan substitute, (if you are adding tofu do that later just to heat.) Use one pound of peas to one pound equivalent of meat or substitute. A touch of salt depending on your needs and pepper to taste. Cook until tender. Depending on your slow cooker 2 – to 6 hours as you like. They will be better the second day 🙂 but will add prosperity as soon as they are tender.
Here is a link to wonderful recipe for blackeyed pea cakes