Mississippi Caviar

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By Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso

Published 1989

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Mississippi Caviar, dressed up enough to go to the spiciest parties, is perfect for a summer barbecue buffet. Double or triple the recipe for company.


  • 8 ounces dried black-eyed peas (about cups), or about 4 cups cooked black-eyed peas


  1. If you are using dried beans, rinse and pick through them. Soak the beans overnight in a pot of cold water to cover.
  2. Drain the beans and place them in a saucepan, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until just tender, 30 to 45 minutes.
  3. Drain the beans, rinse under cold water, and drain again. Place them in a large bo