Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas for the New Year, and now Black Eyed Peas for the WHOLE year, because they are so yummy.  Try them as a side dish, or even as a substitute for pinto or black beans in your burrito.  I originally started to make Black Eyed Peas for New Year’s Day, because eating  black eyed peans on New Year’s Day is thought for bring prosperity in the new year.

1 11 oz.tub black eyed peas 
(Melissa’s Brand is best)
1 medium onion , finely chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cups chicken stock
1 tsp.garlic powder
1 tsp. celery salt
Pepper to taste

In an uncovered saucepan, bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil.  Add black eyed peas and return to a boil. Reduce heat and bring to a rolling boil for 8-10 minutes or until tender.  When done, drain the black eyed peas and set aside.

Next, sauté onion in olive oil until tender. Add the cooked black eyed peas and remaining ingredients.  Cook for ten minutes and serve.

Recipe adapted from Melissa’s