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Friday, January 2, 2015

A little belated New Year's food porn

I have been chastised for not providing the rest of the instructions for cooking your New Year's black-eyed peas. I should have mentioned that the recipe was laid out in Part I here, Part II here and Part III here last year. Eh, I forgot. So I guess I'll put up this minor food porn a day late.

Anyway, you can still make your good-luck New Year's black-eyed peas. They just deliver more potent good luck on New Year's Day. As you may recall, on New Year's Eve we put the beeps in water to soak for 24 hours. New Year's morning, we brought that to a full boil, added some house seasoning (1 cup salt, 1/4 cup each of pepper, onion powder and garlic powder) to taste, then chopped up an onion and put that in. Put that on a low boil covered for about an hour, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to a simmer, and let that go until the beeps are tender and you are ready to eat them:


Serve and eat. If you seasoned them properly during cooking, you won't need to do a thing to them. I like them naked:


Many folks serve them with collards or some other greens (kale, spinach, grass clippings) and Mrs. Wolves likes them with catsup. I'm a naked kind of guy, myself. I suppose that search engines looking for the words "naked" and "porn" will be very disappointed by this post.

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