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Video: Black-Eyed Peas with Pork and Greens

Watch how to make this classic Southern New Year’s Day specialty.

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This is delicious any day of the year, of course. But on New Year’s Day, as the tradition goes, if you eat this dish, you’ll have prosperity throughout the year. The greens represent cash; the black-eyed peas, coins. So what is there to lose? In this video, you’ll see how to make tasty black-eyed peas with greens and three kinds of pork (for three times the prosperity!). You’ll also learn the different kinds of greens and pork to use and discover the right time to salt your simmering beans. Serve over cooked rice. Ka-ching! Get the recipe for Black-eyed Peas with Pork and Greens.

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Jan. 25, 2015 2:08 pm
This was a good recipe. I didn't use the thyme and bay leave instead I used Cajun Spice and Smoked Pork Neck bones. Dee-lish!!!
Dec. 28, 2013 9:58 am
"If it wasn't for the bacon and pork necks, this would be vegetarian" LOL!
Mar. 19, 2012 5:31 pm (I found the recipe ladies :)
Jan. 3, 2012 1:59 pm
I need the reciepe can any one help me
JoAnn Suco 
Dec. 29, 2011 4:17 pm
Thank you for the recipe. I will try it with pork head. It has gel that makes it thick and tasty.
JoAnn Suco 
Dec. 29, 2011 4:16 pm
Thank you. I will try it with pork head. I like the gel from the head.
Dec. 29, 2011 2:38 pm
Ingredients: 1 pound black-eyed peas, soaked overnight 3 strips bacon, sliced in 1/2-inch pieces 1 pound pork neck bones 6 oz smoked ham, diced 1 cup diced onion 1 cup diced celery 1 cup diced carrot 3 cloves chopped garlic 6 cups water 1 (10-oz can) diced tomato with green chilis 1 tsp salt 1 bay leaf 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp black pepper cayenne to taste 1 tsp dried thyme 1 large bunch kale, leaves torn cooked rice
Dec. 29, 2011 2:13 pm
Rebecca Monasterio 
Dec. 29, 2011 12:26 pm
I also grew up in the south and we always used pigs FEET - I guess that goes along with the "moving forward" in the new year. I can't say I ever ate the pigs feet as a child - could you season the peas with them instead?
Dec. 29, 2011 7:03 am
The video tells you to go to the website for the recipe. Chef John says he's from at the very beginning of the video. I haven't checked this website, but you can probably find it there.
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