Ham Hoppin' John

Recipe by Baby Kato
READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put peas in a deep pan cover with 8 cups of water.
  • Bring to a boil on high heat.
  • Lower heat to simmer, cover pot, cook for 45 minutes.
  • (until peas are tender but not mushy) Place ham and bacon in frying pan over medium heat and fry for 5- 7 minutes, drain on paper towel and set aside.
  • Keep 1 tsp bacon fat, add the onions to pan and sauté, stirring often until soft, (4 min) set aside.
  • When beans are ready, drain and save 2 1/2 cups of cooking liquid.
  • Add rice, ham, bacon, onions, roasted garlic, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to beans and reserved cooking liquid.
  • Stir well.
  • Return to high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat and cover.
  • Cook 25 minutes (until rice is done and all liquid has evaporated).
  • Turn off stove and let sit covered for about 15 minutes.
  • Enjoy--.
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