Friday, October 16, 2009


HOPPIN' JOHN! This is a very old, Southern Tradition -- it's served on New Year's Day with rice, greens, and cornbread. I love it and it's got LOTS of protein and fibre! Hope you'll enjoy it, too!


Hickory Smoked Ham Steak (4 oz = serving), 4 servings
(1 pound)
Black-eyed peas (cowpeas), immature seeds, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt, 16. oz uncooked = 3 1/4 cooked
Green Onions (Scallions) - 1/4 cup chopped
Water, tap, 6 to 8 cups (48 to 64 fl oz.)


Soak beans overnight in plenty of water.
Drain and place peas in crockpot.
Chop 1/4 cup scallions (green onions) and add to peas.
Chop the ham steak and add to the pot.
Cover with 6 to 8 cups of water and cook on HIGH for about 4 hours,
then turn to LOW until you're ready to serve.
Stir peas once an hour.

Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Serving Size: 1 serving

Amount Per Serving

Calories 176.2
Total Fat 8.9 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 25.0 mg
Sodium 777.0 mg
Potassium 8.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.6 g
Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
Sugars 2.7 g
Protein 9.5 g
Vitamin A 10.8 %
Vitamin C 3.4 %
Calcium 8.9 %
Copper 0.6 %
Iron 6.1 %
Magnesium 0.4 %


MissyM said...

That is certainly one of my favorite foods.

Christine said...

I wasn't raised on southern foods but I can't get enough of them lately. Black eyed peas are my favorite. Thanks for the recipe!