this was delicous. I make hoppin john every new years and it just never tasted good. This was so easy to make and everyone loved it, such flavor! I did do mine in the slow cooker and added the spinach just before serving
This was an easy, tasty recipe that was perfect on New Year's Day. I made this exactly as posted, but I wasn't sure what to do with the ham hock, so I just removed it after the peas were cooked. This was nice served over white rice, and I felt that it could almost be a meal in itself. I think I would really like it with some cooked collard or turnip greens added and may try that next time. Thanks for sharing this traditional treat.