See in the new year with a hearty bowl of black-eyed peas cooked with garlic, onion, tomatoes and diced country ham. A real country ham is quite salty, but the flavor and seasoning is just right for this homey dish.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 pound dry black-eyed peas
- 2 cups chopped cooked ham
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pinch garlic powder
- 2 onions, diced
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole tomatoes
Place black-eyed peas in 8 quart pot. Add enough water to fill pot 3/4 full. Stir in ham and diced onions, and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place tomatoes in a blender or food processor, and blend until the tomatoes are liquefied. Add tomatoes to pot. Bring all ingredients to boil. Cover the pot, and simmer on low heat for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until the peas are tender.