Easy to make and easy to enjoy.
All good Southerners and their friends know the secret to a prosperous New Year and beyond is to eat old fashioned Black Eyed Peas on New Year's Day. Cooking new crop peas from Rancho Gordo insures that your years will be tastier, as well.
Whether you are a traditionalist and insist on a ham hock or a modern hipster cooking with just some aromatics and sea salt, eating Black Eyed Peas on the first day of the year is one of the best gifts of the south.
Suggestions: Baked beans, soups, dips, casseroles, pot beans
Ingredients: Yellow Eye Beans
Steve Sando founded Rancho Gordo on the idea that saving our New World foods is a critical pursuit; passion for heirloom beans has made this business a huge success. Sando’s beans are sought after by famous chefs like Thomas Keller and he’s frequently profiled in publications such as Bon Appetit, Saveur, and the New York Times. In reintroducing the best of the New World heirloom beans, Sando has created a sensation, and food-lovers everywhere will relish transforming this humble staple into a celebrated delicacy.
Photos by Steve Sando