Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hoppin' Marty-John

Marty is always in charge of cooking the Hoppin' John at our house every New Year's Day. When we were first married, he made me eat pickled herring in a sour cream sauce as soon as I opened my eyes in the morning. After proving to him that this did not bring good luck- I was able to introduce the southern tradition of black eyed peas and I have had great luck ever since! (at least I have been lucky enough to avoid pickled herring!)

1 pound of bacon 1 pound black eyed peas
1 large yellow onion diced fine Fajita spice mix

Cook the bacon in frying pan slowly until it is cooked. Take out the bacon, add the onions to the pan and cook them until they are tender.
Meanwhile boil the black eyed until tender. Drain. Put the bacon/onions on top to the black eyed peas and cover with chicken broth add fajita spices and salt to taste. Simmer for about an hour. Serve with rice or eat alone.