Black eyed peas

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Black-eyed peas
1 tablespoon Salt
1 Garlic clove; halved
½ cup Bacon drippings; or veg. oil
3 Garlic cloves; crushed
3 Green peppers; chopped
3 Onions; chopped
2 Bay leaves
3 tablespoons Vinegar
1 teaspoon Salt
Black pepper; to taste

Pick over peas; wash thoroughly. Place in a heavy saucepan and cover with water; soak overnight.

Drain peas, and place in a heavy saucepan; cover with fresh boiling water. Add 1 T. salt and garlic halves; cover and simmer 3 hours, adding boiling water as needed. Just before serving, heat bacon drippings in skillet; add crushed garlic, green pepper, onion, and bay leaves. Cook until vegetables are soft. Stir in vinegar, 1 t.

salt and black pepper. Spoon into cooked peas; mix well.

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