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Black-Eyed Peas and Ham
Savory black-eyed peas seasoned with smoked ham hock or ham bone, have a smoky-ham flavor.  Very easy to make.  Hearty and delicious! Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Black-eyed Peas Ham 2021
Cuisine American
Keyword peas
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
servings
Cuisine American
Keyword peas
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
servings
Black-eyed Peas Ham 2021
Instructions
  1. Empty bag of black-eyed peas in a medium bowl. Carefully search for debris, badly damaged/stained peas. 
  2. Discard whatever you find.
  3. Pour remaining black-eyed peas into a strainer or colander. Rinse thoroughly in warm water.
  4. Carefully pour rinsed peas into medium saucepan. Add ham hock or ham bone.
  5. Cover with water.
  6. Simmer over medium-high heat for 30 minutes. Add 1 cup of chicken stock (optional).
  7. Check regularly to prevent scorching. If water drops low, but peas need to cook longer, simply add 1 cup of water or chicken stock. Continue simmering until done.
  8. After black-eyed peas are done, remove 1 cup. Mash with back of a spoon. Return to saucepan. Stir until thoroughly combined. Thickens soup. This step is optional because cooked black-eyed peas will thicken slightly while cooling.
  9. Season with preferred amount of salt and coarse ground black pepper (if using).
  10. Stir in cooked/chopped ham pieces
  11. Serve hot.