Black-Eyed Peas Recipe #5


  • 1 lbs Black-eyed peas; dried
  • 1 Piece skin from smoked ham or 2 oz. Slab bacon; diced
  • 1/4 cup Pork rib drippings or friedchicken drippings or bacondrippings
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper; ground
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar


Pick over the peas to remove stones and dirt. Rinse the peas well and soak them in cold water for 20 minutes. Drain well.

Combine the peas and the remaining ingredients in a large pot. Pour in enough cold water to cover the peas by 1 inch.

Heat to simmering and cook, covered, until the peas are tender but not mushy, about 1 1/2 hours. Keep an eye on the peas while they are cooking and add more water to keep them covered if necessary.

Source: Sylvia Woods
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member
Date: Apr 21, 1996

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