Hoppin John is a Lowcountry cuisine consisting of black-eyed peas rendered in smoked pork, onions, peppers, and fresh herbs and spices. Traditionally served over rice on New Year's Day, this big pot of love will bring you fortune throughout the entire year.
Course Side Dish
Keyword hoppin john, hoppin john recipe, lowcountry recipes, new years day recipes, southern recipes
Cook bacon in a large dutch-oven or soup pot, over medium-high heat, until slightly crisp. About 8-10 minutes.
Add onion, celery, bell peppers, garlic, and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender. About 7-8 minutes. Stir in ham and black-eyed peas then pour in broth.
Add bay leaves salt and pepper, stir, and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until peas are tender and the liquid has slightly reduced. Discard bay leaves. Stir in fresh parsley and chopped pickled jalapeno, if desired, and serve over Carolina Gold rice.