Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pot of Black Eye Peas

Simple and delicious!

Serves: 5

1 lb dried black eye peas
at least 6 cups homemade chicken stock
½ tsp sea salt
1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

1. Rinse peas in a colander. Sift through the peas and throw out any that are rotten or have lots of brown spots.

2. Place peas in a large pot. Add chicken stock until the peas are covered by at least 3 inches.

 3. Bring to a boil, cover with lid and simmer for 30 minutes. You want it simmering where the bubbles are just barely coming to the surface.
After 30 minutes, taste a pea to see if tender. If they are starting to become tender, add salt and pepper. DO NOT STIR. Return lid and simmer 15 more minutes. Taste for tenderness. They should be done, but if they are old or large they may take longer. Check every 10-15 minutes until they are tender.

 4. enjoy!

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