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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

An old favorite - Hoppin' John

I'm inspired by the bounty of my friend Pam's garden - she brought me bags & bags of veggies this weekend. She has tomatoes and zucchini in particularly large quantities. This recipe has helped me in the past to figure out what to do with it all.

My mom makes this and other vegetable-based dishes to perfection. We always eat this on new year's day (along with collard greens) to bring money & luck for the year.

Hoppin' John

--1 can black-eyed peas (rinse them thoroughly, or use dried)
--An equal quantity of fresh tomatoes, chopped
--1 large fresh jalapeno, seeded and diced
--Lots of cooked white rice

Sautee the jalapeno in a little olive oil until soft. Add the tomatoes and peas and simmer until the tomatoes soften and reduce, and the peas are heated through (I usually let it go for about 20 minutes).

Add the cooked rice (I like a 1:1 ratio of rice to veggies - you could use more rice), mix well and heat through.



  • yum yum yum.
    ashley--do you have a recipe for cheese grits that you bake?

    By Blogger abby, at 1:05 PM  

  • hmmm, abby. you have a distinct fondness for baking. first rice, now grits. you must have a self-cleaning oven. :)

    actually, no. never made 'em that way. but, i bet you could just throw some in an ovenproof bowl with some water and see what happens...15-20 minutes at 350?

    grits are so easy, all you need is hot water - stovetop, microwave or oven heated probably doesn't really matter.

    hope that helps!

    By Blogger Ashley, at 6:28 PM  

  • this is true about the baking. hmm...i also like sauteeing but that hasn't revealed itself here yet. i may try this method and just throw in a couple handfuls of sharp cheddar. thanks!

    By Blogger abby, at 1:22 PM  

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    They grow up to 15in long and 2in wide.
    how to grow asparagus

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:12 PM  

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