Depression Era Hoppin' John
The Hoppin' john has been around for ages, especially in the south. It's one of the most popular black eyed peas recipes. This Depression Era Hoppin' John features ingredients that were popular during that time, like salt pork, black eyed peas, rice and basic spices.
Cooking MethodSlow Cooker
- 1 cup dried black eyed peas
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 dash cayene
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 ounces salt pork, diced
- 1 cup raw long grain rice, uncooked
Pick over and wash peas. Soak overnight in 3 cups of water.
The next day, drain water. Add peas to pot and just cover with water. Add salt, onion and salt pork to pot.
Cover and bring to a boiling point, and simmer about 1 1/4 hours, or until peas are tender and only a small amount of liquid is left.
Add pepper and cayenne. Cook rice according to package directions.
Add butter to rice and mix in lightly with the peas. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes for flavors to blend.
- Serve hot with corn bread.