Hoppin John

Ingredients

  • 1 Green Pepper (coarsely chopped)
  • 2 Medium Onions (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 Lb. Bacon (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 Lb. Ham Slice (cubed)
  • 1/2 Tsp. White Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Seasoned Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Basil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • Cayenne Pepper (to taste)
  • Crushed Red Pepper (to taste)

Directions

  1. Return bacon to pot; add ham, onion, spices, garlic.
  2. Add flour to grease, over medium heat, making a roux.
  3. Remove bacon, saving half the grease.
  4. Fry bacon in a heavy pot.
  5. Add black-eyed peas and green pepper.
  6. Add 1/2 to 1 cup water, slowly, to make a thick sauce.
  7. Saute until onions are clear.
  8. Simmer until peppers are cooked.
  9. Mix in cooked rice.

Notes

  • Do not use very salty bacon (such as Virginia smoked).