Black Eyed Peas Recipes

Black Eyed Peas Recipes, Here is the recipe of Black Eyed Peas

# 2 ham hocks (or one large 6-ounce total)
# 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
# 1/4 pound Homemade Tasso (or other ham or sausage, about 1 cup), chopped
# 1 cup yellow onions, chopped
# 1/2 cup green bell peppers, chopped
# 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
# 1 teaspoon salt
# 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
# 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
# 2 bay leaves
# 1 pound dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and picked over
# 2 quarts Chicken Stock (or canned low-sodium chicken broth)
# 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, minced
# Optional accompaniments (cooked long-grain white rice, corn bread or corn muffins)

Cooking Directions

With a sharp knife, score the fat on the ham hocks with 1/4-inch-deep slashes.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large heavy stockpot over medium-high heat. Add the tasso and cook, stirring often, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Add the onions and bell peppers and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the ham hocks, garlic, salt, black pepper, cayenne, and bay leaves. Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes.

Add the black-eyed peas and chicken stock. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the peas are tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour, skimming off any foam that forms on the surface.

Remove the bay leaves and discard. Cut the meat from the ham hocks, discarding the skin and bones. Return the meat to the pot. Stir in the parsley.

Serve hot with rice and corn bread, as desired.
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