Get Ready For Good Luck!

Hoppin' John

In Atlanta we know about great food, and we know yummy food is simple. Complicated dishes are recipes for disaster! Delicious New Year’s Day meals are easy to put together. Don’t forget to include all the fixin’s for good luck! Collards or cabbage, ham, and black eye peas. Because they look like pennies, black eye peas are believed to bring wealth when eaten on New Year’s Day. Some chefs not satisfied with pennies put a dime in the pot AND Atlanta home cooks have their favorite ways to make them!  One popular southern approach to black eye peas is Hoppin’ John.  Bradford Ridge Apartments is excited to share this tasty traditional preparation:

Hoppin’ John Recipe:

Serves 6


2 tablespoons butter

1 clove fresh garlic, minced

1 small onion, chopped

1 small red bell pepper, chopped

2 cups black-eye peas, cooked

2 cups cooked rice

Fresh green onion for garnish


Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and minced garlic and cook for 5 minutes. Add peas and rice and cook an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Be careful not to overcook; Hoppin’ John is best when the bell pepper and onion still have some crunch to them. Salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with green onion.

Posted on December 31, 2012, in Bradford Ridge, Recipes. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Get Ready For Good Luck!.

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