August 4, 2011

Pink Eyed Peas

Pink Eyed Peas
Serves 8

1 lb fresh pink eyed peas
1/2 sweet onion, diced
4 strips of turkey bacon, diced
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
Pinch of grey salt
2-3 dashes of hot sauce

Heat a stock pot over medium high heat & add the bacon.  Cook, stirring occasionally for about 6 minutes.  Add the onions, allowing them to soften with the bacon, cook for another 6 minutes or so. Finally add the fresh peas & mix well with the onions and bacon.  Cover the peas with the 2 cups of the broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer and add pinch of salt and hot sauce.  Allow them to simmer for an hour to an hour and a half, stirring occasionally and adding more broth when needed.  I suggest taste testing after 30 minutes, depending on the freshness they can be done this early and then other times it will take the full time.  Additional salt may be needed as well.  Enjoy! 

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