Black Eyed Peas With Rice

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READY IN: 3hrs
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash the peas; place in large pot. Cover with water. Bring to boil. Once it reaches a boil, remove from heat, cover and let sit for 1 hour. After the 1 hour is up, drain the peas and set aside.
  • Add oil to pot; sauté the ham hock, onion, and celery until tender.
  • Add the garlic and sauté 2 minutes more.
  • Add peas cover with water about 1 to 11/2 inch over peas.
  • Add pepper, parsley, and about 1 teaspoon of salt to start with.
  • Bring to boil; stir, reduce heat and simmer about 2 hours, or until peas are tender. Keep checking every once in a while to see if more water is needed, and taste to see if more salt is needed.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Water will turn into a gravy; serve over rice.
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