New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Peas

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Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

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  • 2 pounds dried black-eyed peas
  • ½ pound slab of lean bacon, cut into ¼-


  • Rinse the peas and drain.
  • Put the bacon in a heavy kettle and cook, stirring, until rendered of fat and browned. Add the chopped sweet pepper, onion, and celery and cook, stirring, until wilted.
  • Add the peas, vinegar, stock, salt, pepper, and dried hot peppers. Bring to the boil. Cover closely and let simmer about 1 hour.
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