Black Eyed New Year’s Rockin’ Peas con Queso

December 31, 2009

This is a total repost, but I’ve had some requests…so here goes.

I wouldn’t say we’re traditional, but we firmly believe that some traditions are sacred. Case in point: the New Year’s peas. So if you cook nothing else this year, you only have a few hours left to cook these. It’s silly simple.

The Peas Stand Alone
Black Eyed Peas
Cooked bacon
Worcestershire sauce
Red wine

Soak 2 cups of Black Eyed Peas overnight in H20. (Or buy them pre-soaked from Whole Foods or whatever). Rinse off and put in large pot. Stir in at least 6 cups of H20, 1 cup diced/lean cooked ham (or bacon) (or bacon + bacon drippings, if you’re feeling really crazy), 1 chopped onion, 1-3 Tbs Worcestershire sauce (and/or a very generous glub of red wine!), 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper. Cover, simmer for 2 hrs.

Then eat them for good luck, for goodness sake! I’ll be eating them in this lovely red bowl.

Tomorrow we’ll be eating them with queso. Why not? It’s so 2010. Trust me.

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  • Reply Lady M January 1, 2010 at 5:43 am

    Happy New Year!I got the Kirtsy book for my birthday this week and look forward to reading it. It's beautiful!

  • Reply Kyran January 1, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Happy New Year! Sounds like a great complement to Laurie's collard greens, now a sacred family tradition with us! Wishing you health, love and heaps of cash in the new decade. xo

  • Reply Laurie January 4, 2010 at 6:33 am

    I made these (like Kyran, along with Laurie's greens) although I did keep putting extra stuff in them cause you know I was drinking the wine at the same time I was putting it in the pot. And I may have gotten a little confused about whether you were supposed to saute the onions beforehand so there was some fishing out of onion. And after that process seemed to take longer than it should I worried about evaporation so I put some more wine in and maybe a little extra Worcestershire. It was all very complex, but it involved plenty of bacon, and yes, some drippings too. So good, omg.

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