A New Year's tradition to bring luck in the coming year.
- 1 pound dried black-eyed peas
- 2 tablespoons rendered bacon fat
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Wash, sort and cover peas with water and soak overnight.
Drain and rinse peas.
In a large saucepan add bacon fat and onion.
Cook onion until translucent.
Add peas and enough water to cover the contents with two inches to spare.
Season with salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil.
Lower heat and simmer 50 to 60 minutes.