How do you turn two bags of frozen black eyed peas into dinner in an hour?
Start with a big vidalia onion. Chop it up small and saute it in the bottom of a heavy pan in a tablespoon of oil.
Get a thick slice of Petit Jean peppered ham at the deli. You can also purchase it pre-packaged.
Chop it up into small cubes.
Add it to the onions.
Add 8-10 cups of water or broth. Bring to a boil.
Turn down heat and simmer for about 45 minutes.
Add a teaspoon of kosher salt and several grinds from the pepper mill.
Serve with your favorite Southern sides.
I served leftover basmati rice with ours, but I also love to make cornbread in a cast iron skillet with black eyed peas.
We added fresh corn and wilted some collard greens in a skillet (both on sale this week).
This is such an easy peasy dinner, and it cost less than $10. I buy several bags of frozen peas when they are on sale for a dollar so I always know I can grab a couple bags out of the freezer for dinner.