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Every year for New Year’s Day, I make a pot of black eyed peas, cornbread and cabbage. This year I wanted to make them a little different so I searched online and found these recipes @ Mommy’s Kitchen

Southern Black Eyed Peas
1 – (16 oz) package dry black-eyed peas
4 – cups water or
2 – cups water and 2 cups chicken broth
1 – tablespoon vegetable oil
1 – ham hock
2 – cups cubed cooked ham
salt and pepper to taste
1 – pinch garlic powder
1/2 – 1 onion, diced
1 – (14.5 ounce) can whole or stewed tomatoes (pureed)

Sort through your peas for any pebbles or stones.

Cover the peas with water, you want to make sure there is enough water so they don’t dry up.

Soak peas overnight.

Drain the water from the peas and place peas in a crock pot.

Add the 4 cups water or broth and water, onions, seasoning, tomatoes, ham hock and ham.

Stir well to mix.

Cover and cook on high for 5 hours then turn to low for about 2 hours or until the peas are tender.

Remove ham hock and any meat from the bone and add to the peas.

Ladle into bowls and serve.

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Southern Pan Fried Cabbage
3 – 4 – slices bacon, cut into pieces
1/4 – cup vegetable oil
1 – teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 – teaspoon ground black pepper
1 – head cabbage, cored and sliced or cubed
1 – small onion, chopped
1/2 – cup water
1 – pinch white sugar
2 – beef bouillon cubes crushed or granules

Place the bacon and vegetable oil into a large pot over medium heat.

Cook for about 5 minutes, or until bacon is crisp.

Add cabbage, onion, sugar, salt, pepper, water and crushed bouillon cubes to the pot; cook and stir the cabbage as it cooks.

Cook until tender but still crisp, about 10 – 15 minutes on medium heat.

I’ve never soaked beans overnight and was a bit worried about them being bloated in the morning, but they weren’t. For the recipe, I used 2 cups of water and 2 cups of chicken broth. I’ve also never put any kind of tomatoes in beans, but since I love me some maters I was excited to see how they’d turn out. For the cabbage I used 1 large bouillon cube and crumbled it up. Man oh man, both the beans and cabbage were soooo good! My son ate two big bowls which surprised me since he’s not really a fan of tomatoes, and I always have to nag him before he’ll eat cabbage, but he tried it without me asking him to. And he ate it all!

We both loved these two recipes and I’ll  definitely be making them again.

 

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  8 Responses to “New Years Day Dinner:
Southern Black Eyed Peas & Pan Fried Cabbage”

  1. Your black-eyed pea recipe looks really tasty. We had them yesterday at my mother-in-law’s house. She’s a big believer in eating them on New Year’s Day. I’m not a cabbage lover, so I’ll skip that. I will have some cornbread though. 🙂

  2. That’s a nice batch of black eyed peas! Great recipe, I’m sure it was good. I don’t know if you are getting cold weather in your part of Florida but we finally have some. Going to 34 tonight!

  3. We always have black eyed peas for New Year’s too. I’ve never put tomatoes in them – I guess that makes them kind of like Hoppin’ John.

  4. I love this New Year’s Day tradition and it looks like you found some winner recipes. I can’t wait to try them. If I remember, I always soak the beans overnight. Unfortunately, I usually forget to plan that far ahead.

    Happy New Year!

  5. I love cabbage!!

  6. Your black eyed peas look delicious! I make them every year but really have no idea what to do with them. I’ll have to give your recipe a try!

  7. Very exotic from my point of view. Happy New Year. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter!

  8. Both sound delicious! I made a blackeyed peas and ham soup in the Crock Pot before New Year’s and we ate the last of it on New Year’s Day. Don’t know if it will give us good luck or not, where we kind of cheated!

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