BLACK EYE PEA "HOPPIN JOHN" Soup for NEW YEARS
Nancy J. Patrykus
It has been said to bring you good luck if you eat it on the first day of Jan.
This is my very own Black Eye Pea Crock Pot Soup recipe for you to make,enjoy, and just maybe you will have good luck in the New Year!
It is so easy to serve friends that stop over to wish us a
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
While I serve them "HOPPIN JOHN" soup for GOOD LUCK!! Sort of a family tradition now.
- 1 pkg
- 16 oz. black eye peas
- 3 c
- cooked rice
- 4-6 can(s)
- chicken broth ... regular size cans
- 2 large
- smoked ham hocks
- 1 can(s)
- spinach, drained and cut up. ..(green backs for good luck)
- 2 large
- carrot, sliced....................(gold coins for good luck)
Rinse the black eye peas and put in a saucepan, covered with water.
Bring to a boil. Cover and let sit for one hour.Drain,and rinse two tines.
Put in a bowl covered with fresh cold water.
Put in refrigerator over night.
strain the pork hocks,and the liquid, into a bowl. Pick out, the pork hock meat,bones,and skin and put on a plate to cool. Now strain the liquid again, put the clear liquid back into the crock pot. and add the drained black eye peas.
Cook on high.
Throw all scraps away, and put the meat back into the crock pot. Cover.
Cook the rice. Set aside.
Cook on high till the carrots are done.
Add more chicken broth if needed.
Simmer til serving time.