How To Cook Black Eyed Peas

Field pea season has arrived, but you won't need luck when it comes to fixing black eyed peas to perfection. We're sharing our prep secrets for this Southern classic. Whether you're making Black Eyed Pea Hummus or preparing Hoppin' John, this oh-so-Southern ingredients is a crowd-favorite.


[MUSIC] We love field pea season, and when we find black-eyed peas at the farmer's market we can't wait to fix them. Here's the easiest way. Saute onion and garlic in a saucepan, and once they're fragrant, add peas, water, and bacon. Simmer, partially covered for 30 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper. And that's it. Perfectly cooked black-eyed peas.
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