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Down-Home Black-Eyed Peas

Down-Home Black-Eyed Peas

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    1 h 40 m
  • Ready In

    3 h
MILLIE227

MILLIE227

This country recipe combines black-eyed peas and okra for a down-home country taste. We like to make this recipe in the winter with fried chicken and mashed potatoes.

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  • Calories:
  • 435 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.1g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 28.1 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 277 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Pick over the peas, rinse them, and place them in a large Dutch oven or soup pot with the water. Bring the beans to a boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Stir in the ham hocks, onion, celery, salt, cayenne pepper, and bay leaf; bring to a boil, cover the pot, and simmer until the ham hocks are tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Stir in the okra and simmer until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.
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walt
36

walt

1/5/2010

this recipe is almost the one my Grandmother made the only changes I make is half cup brown suger and mustard power garlic. No okra 5 stars for Grandma's version

ZEROKEY
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ZEROKEY

2/26/2010

This is what I did: I used one of those frozen bags of season blend with onions, peppers, and celery because they're so easy and that's what I had on hand. Then I used bacon instead of hamhocks because I had bacon on hand. I also used a box of chicken stock and some water with chicken bouillon instead of just plain water for extra flavor. And then towards the end I added a tablespoon of butter for a savory flavor. I also omitted the okra because that's not what I had on hand. However note that if you use okra it will thicken the mixture up a lot as okra is a natural thickening agent.

Terrie
18

Terrie

1/4/2010

Very good, I don't usually like black eyed peas and I made these for new years and they were great, Tons of flavor!

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