Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
This recipe is posted by request. The original recipe belongs to Emeril Lagasse.
- 340.19 g ham hocks (two or one large one)
- 29.58 ml vegetable oil
- 113.39 g tasso or 113.39 g other ham or 113.39 g sausage (**If there is no Tasso Recipe here on Recipezaar I will post one-it's worth making)
- 236.59 ml chopped yellow onion
- 118.29 ml chopped green bell pepper
- 29.58 ml minced garlic
- 4.92 ml salt
- 2.46 ml fresh ground black pepper
- 1.23 ml cayenne
- 2 bay leaves
- 453.59 g black-eyed peas, rinsed and picked over
- 1892.0 ml chicken stock or 1892.0 ml low-sodium chicken stock
- 29.58 ml minced fresh flat leaf parsley
- With a sharp knife score the fat on the ham hocks 1/4-inch deep.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large heavy stockpot over medium high heat.
- Add the tasso and cook, stirring often, until heated through, about 3 minutes.
- Add the onions and bell peppers and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes.
- Add the ham hocks, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne, and bay leaves.
- Cook, stirring often for 2 minutes.
- Add the black-eyed peas and chicken stock.
- Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Reduce heat to medium low.
- Simmer uncovered until the peas are tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring often and skimming off any foam that forms.
- Remove the bay leaves and discard.
- Cut the meat from the hock, discarding the skin and bones.
- Return meat to the pot.
- Stir in the parsley.
Absolutely delicious! Thanks for posting this recipe!
I can never find tasso so substitued smoked sausage. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly and it turned out excellent. This dish has a ton of flavor and is really simple to put together.
I used part beef and part chicken stock. Also, we don't eat pork, but used organic smoked turkey bacon from Earthfare and these peas tasted heavenly! You have to try this one. YUM!! Thanks for the great recipe!