Total Time
Prep 15 hrs
Cook 2 hrs

Good any time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash peas and soak overnight in cold water.
  2. Drain peas.
  3. Place all ingredients in large pot, add 2 quarts water.
  4. Cook at least 2 hours or until peas are tender.
  5. Additional water may be needed.


Most Helpful

I have finally found a black eyed pea recipe worth keeping. Great flavor! I had to use 1/2lb. bacon in place of ham hocks. In the deep South ham hocks don't last in the store.

John Sauerbeck January 03, 2005

I have made this 5 maybe six times..totally awesome!! I add a little more zip, tabasco and red pepper. Ham shanks have more meat(fyi).

Deb Petrill November 22, 2004

I really enjoyed this simple and delicious dish! I didn't have any ham so I added a little bacon fat and wanted to make this more of a meal, so I added about 1/2 cup cooked brown rice towards the end. Thanks for posting!

Tamaretta April 19, 2009

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