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Old 03-01-2008, 11:40 AM   #1
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ISO help - Black Eyed Peas

What am I supposed to do with these short of "regifting" them to the food bank next weekend? I've never had them before and they came in our food box.

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Old 03-01-2008, 11:53 AM   #2
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Oh no do NOT re-gift them. They are awesome beans!

Try this recipe. It is a huge hot every time I make it. When I made it last (at a BBQ for my company) every single person there asked for the recipe.

Black Eyed Pea Salad
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:22 PM   #3
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:24 PM   #4
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Put them in a pot of water and soak overnight. The next day drain them and use in the recipe above or any other recipe you decide to use.
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Put them in a pot of water and soak overnight. The next day drain them and use in the recipe above or any other recipe you decide to use.
Thank you. I would have not known to soak for a full night (seriously, these things are new to me I've never eaten one in my life). Knowing me I would have soaked for an hour and been mad that they weren't soft. Foreknowledge is better then hindsight when it comes to cooking.
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:39 PM   #6
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I have never cooked with dry beans myself. I just know to soak them overnight from the fine folks here.
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:42 PM   #7
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Callisto in North Carolina - Charlotte is it not? David, formerly from Hickory. Do learn to cook dried beans - black eyed peas are a southern speciality, especially with some ham hocks. Do you need an authentic southern recipe? Will send one if you like. Couldn't be simpler. Been thinking about you and hoping you are well. D
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Oh no do NOT re-gift them. They are awesome beans!

Try this recipe. It is a huge hot every time I make it. When I made it last (at a BBQ for my company) every single person there asked for the recipe.

Black Eyed Pea Salad
thanks for that link/recipe.
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Beans, beans the magical fruit the more you eat the more you toot, the more you toot the more you eat. And if you put pineapple in them you get Hawaiian music.
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Here is my favorite way to cook black-eyed peas;

Serves 4 (at least)
1/2 lb dried peas that have bee soaked overnight (see hint below)
1/2 bulk or country sausage
1 onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
Water

Brown sausge in pot and crumble while browning. Add onions and garlic. Continue cooking until onions begin to turn clear. Add red pepper flakes. Cook for about 2 minutes to "bloom" the pepper flakes and add drained peas. Combine thoroughlly and add water (or vegetable broth) to cover by about 2 inches. Bring to boil, reduce heat to9 simmer and simmer until tender about 60 to 9o minutes. Serve with chopped, raw onion and I have gotta have a splash of Cholula Hot Sauce.

hint: To soak the peas. First, rinse them thoroughlly and pick through looking for any small stones that may have made their way into your bag. Place in pot and cover with HOT tap water by about 2 inches, change the water as often as is practical. When ready to cook, drain and rinse the peas a final time.
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