*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                              Black-eyed Peas
 
 Recipe By     : Sylvia Woods
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :2:00
 Categories    : Beans                            Soul Food
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         black-eyed peas -- dried
    1      piece         skin from a smoked ham or
    2      ounces        slab bacon -- diced
      1/4  cup           pork rib drippings or
                         fried chicken drippings or
                         bacon drippings
      3/4  teaspoon      salt
      1/4  teaspoon      black pepper -- ground
      1/2  teaspoon      sugar
 
 1)  Pick over the peas to remove stones and dirt.  Rinse the peas well and
 soak them in cold water for 20 minutes.  Drain well. 2)  Combine the peas and
 the remaining ingredients in a large pot.  Pour in
 enough cold water to cover the peas by 1 inch.  Heat to simmering and cook,
 covered, until the peas are tender but not mushy, about 1 1/2 hours.  Keep
 an eye on the peas while they are cooking and add more water to keep them
 covered if necessary.
 
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