Saturday, December 29, 2007

Easy Hoppin' John

4 slices bacon, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 (15.5-ounce) can black-eyed peas
3 cups hot cooked rice

In a medium saucepan, combine the bacon, onion, salt, and pepper over medium heat. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and onion is golden, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low. Stir in black-eyed peas and rice; continue stirring mixture for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through. Serves 4.

Serve with some steamed greens, sliced onion, and cornbread. Legend has it that if you serve Hoppin' John on the first day of the new year, good luck will follow all year long.

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