Yield: 6 Servings
|1 cup||Dried black-eyed peas|
|2 cups||Boiling water|
|4 cups||Cold water|
|Pepper to taste|
|½ cup||Cream; whipped (optional)|
|Ground nutmeg (optional)|
Wash peas. Pour boiling water over them and soak for 6 hours or overnight.
Add the cold water, salt, pepper, and 1 slice bacon. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 2 hours. Mash peas to a smooth paste (a blender is fine for this), and heat with the liquid to the boiling point. Cook 5 slices of bacon until crisp, and crumble in the bottom of soup bowls. Add a very thin slice of lemon to each bowl. Fill bowls with soup, float a spoonful of whipped cream on top of each and sprinkle with nutmeg. Yield: 6 to 8 servings.
SOAK BEANS OVERNIGHT
From <The Progressive Farmer's Southern Country Cookbook>, by the editors of the 'Progressive Farmer Magazine'. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .