Hopping john - sl 1/90

Yield: 12 side servs

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Celery; sliced
⅔ cup Onion; chopped
1 clove Garlic; minced
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil or bacon drippings
4 cups ;Water
2 eaches 10-3/4 oz cans condensed chicken broth; undiluted
1 each 16-oz package frozen black- eye peas
½ pounds Cooked ham; cut into cubes
¼ teaspoon Crushed red pepper
1 each Bay leaf
3 cups Cooked long-grain rice

Saute celery, onion, and garlic in vegetable oil or bacon drippings in a large Dutch oven until tender. Add water and remaining ingredients except rice. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 40 minutes or until peas are tender. Remove and discard bay leaf, and serve over rice. Yield: 12 side dish servings or 6 main dish servings.

Note: To cook rice with black-eyed peas, stir 1 cup uncooked ong-grain rice into peas after 40 minutes, and simmer an additional 35 minutes.

Dot Cordell of Alabama, in January, 1990"Southern Living" Typos by Jeff Pruett

Submitted By JEFF PRUETT On 12-29-95

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