Eating Black-Eyed Peas on New Year’s Day is a tradition throughout the South for bringing luck and prosperity in the New Year. Hoppin John is probably the most popular Black-Eyed Pea dish eaten on New Year’s. It consists of black-eyed peas cooked with rice, some type of pork, and seasonings. Frequently cornbread is served alongside black-eyed peas as a representation of gold.
Not everyone is a fan of black-eyed peas and their nutty, buttery, and earthy flavor; emphasis on earthy. This Andouille and Black-Eyed Pea Hash is a wonderful dish for those on the fence about black-eyed peas. The spiciness of the black-eyed peas is the most prominent flavor and the silky egg yolk spreads across the hash adding a creaminess to a legume that can otherwise be a little dry.
Another favorite black-eyed pea recipe of mine is Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese.
Note: If you can’t find andouille sausage at your local market, Aidells Cajun Style Andouille, 13 ounces can be purchased through Amazon.com.
Andouille Sausage and Black-Eyed Pea Hash
- 3 links Andouille Sausage, cut in half lengthwise and then into half-moon shapes
- 1 cup diced sweet onion
- 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1 medium yellow squash, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 cups frozen black-eyed peas, cooked according to package directions
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 tablespoon canola oil
- 4 large eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
- Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add sausage and saute 3 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Add onion, bell pepper, and squash and saute 5 minutes, stirring frequently. (Make sure heat is high enough to caramelize the veggies. You should see lots of steam.)
- Add thyme, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and black-eyed peas. Cook for 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and place mixture in a medium bowl. Keep warm.
- Wipe pan clean and place over medium heat. Add butter and canola oil and swirl to coat pan. Crack eggs into pan and cook 4 minutes or until egg whites are set. Remove pan from heat and season eggs with salt and pepper to taste.
- To serve, divide black-eyed pea mixture between 4 plates and top with egg.
Yield: 4 servings
Recipe Source: adapted from Cooking Light July 2012
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