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New Year Quick Hoppin' John

This recipe is in categories Main courses, Party food,
About this recipe:
Difficulty: 3
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Number of servings: 4-6
Serving suggestions: Serve Hoppin' John hot with sliced sweet onion.

Considered a lucky meal for New Years Day in the southern states of the USA

Ingredients

Making and cooking it
  1. In a large saucepan gently cook the chopped onion in bacon drippings until soft
  2. Stir in the black-eyed peas with the remaining water from the tins, ham, and cayenne pepper
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes
  4. Stir in hot cooked rice and salt to taste.  Serve with the sliced onion (optional)