Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon Recipe -A real Southern favorite, black-eyed peas are traditionally served on New Year's Day to bring good luck. My mother's recipe with bacon, garlic and thyme makes them extra special.
Proper Boston baked beans would have salt pork instead of the bacon James Beard cooked them with ribs The key is to use the little white pea beans known as navy beans, and to allow time to do most of the work
Southern Style Black-Eyed Peas with Ham Hocks. I added three ham hocks becuase that's what came in the package. Soaked for 24 hours, added to the crock pot and kept on high for a while. This took all day but was so creamy and delicious in the end.