Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon
Serve with rice or hot corn bread. Can be fixed with any type of meat, but bacon seems to be the best. If you can find a good ham bone, that's good to use too.
1 lbdry black-eyed peas, sorted and rinsed
1/2 lbbacon, cooked and crumbled
1 Tbspbutter or margarine
1large onion, chopped
1garlic clove, minced
1/2 tspdried thyme
·salt to taste
·additional crumbed bacon, optional
How to Make Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon
- Place peas and bacon in a soup kettle or Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Do not drain.
- In a skillet, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until tender. Add to pea mixture with thyme.
- Return to the heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until peas are soft. Add salt. Top with bacon if desired.