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Black Eyed Peas, Anyone?

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by up in smoke, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. Any of you southern boys (or sweet petunias), have a good recipe for smoked black eyed peas and hocks? I got an achin’ an I ain’t fakin…haven’t had any since I was a boy child when my Tennessee grandma used to make em. Now that I think about it, she probably used liquid smoke, I don’t remember, if she owned a smoker! Hell, it’s been over 50 years…dang it!
  2. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Up in smoke,

    She propably didn't use liquid smoke, she used smoked ham hocks. The smoked hocks will put the smoke flavor all through the peas. I don't cook black eyed peas much since they are a dried pea and I raise my own peas and freeze them fresh.

    So I will let someone give the recipe for the black eyes. If no one else responds though, you can cook them just like a dry bean, Red bean, pinto, navy etc.
  3. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Carl, here's a recipe for you! Hope it comes close to the one Grandma make. It's one I've adapted from a Southern Cuisine recipe I had.


    Black-Eyed Peas and Ham Hocks
    • 2 pounds dried black-eyed peas
    • 2 small to medium ham hocks
    • 6 cups water
    • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
    • salt, to taste

    Pick over the peas and rinse well, and then soak in cold water overnight. Place ham hocks or hog jowl in large kettle with water, bring to boil, and cook for 1 1/2 hours. Drain peas and add to the ham hock.

    Add whole onion, crushed red pepper, sugar, and salt. Add more water if needed to cover peas. Cover tightly and simmer slowly 2 hours or until peas are tender. Serve with hot cooked rice and cornbread. Serves 8.
  4. Thank you Dutch…that sounds right, with that little beat of heat, I’m gonna give her a try.

    And I think your’e right about those smoked ham hocks, Roger, Thanks!
  5. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Ya'll said you wanted somethin southern, when you get a nice spoonfull or two of them black eyed pes on the plate be sure to add about 1/2 tsp. or so of mayo and stir it into the peas - ain't nothin better!
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    that plate needs MALT VINEGAR..........trust me.......finest kind