If you’ve ever been to the Southeast United States to celebrate the New Year, chances are you were offered black-eyed peas. Whether it was a formal black-tie dinner or a casual backyard barbeque, these flavorful legumes are the first food to be eaten on New Year’s Day. According to Southern folklore, eating black eyed peas on New Year’s will bring you luck and prosperity throughout the New Year.
Whether black eyed peas are actually lucky or not is up to you, but we can tell you that this recipe is one of our favorites. It’s so simple and delicious you may find your family craving it all year long!
Prep Time: 25 Minutes Cook Time: 1 Hour (Soak Time 3-24 hours) Yield: 6 Servings Difficulty: Medium
1 lb dry black-eyed peas
1 medium yellow onion (diced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 bunch collard greens (chopped)
¼ cup sour cream (using low fat or fat free will not produce the desired creaminess)