Sunday, January 04, 2009

hoppin' john

hoppin' john
Originally uploaded by wereldmuis.

This is the buddhamouse variant of hoppin' john:

1) Fry two slices of bacon from the pig raised by your sister's neighbors.
2) Remove the bacon from the pan, pouring off most of the grease but leaving just a little for the next step.
3) Add one chopped onion and a chili pepper to the pan, and fry till onion is translucent.
4) Open a can of black-eyed peas, drain, and throw them in with the onions.
5) Cook until beans are heated through, then crumble most of bacon into the mix.
5) Meantime, rinse organic collard greens and steam them till tender (about 30 minutes). Crumble the rest of the bacon into the greens when done.
6) Try not to think about the apocryphal etymology while you eat it.

This isn't exactly hoppin' john because I left out the rice. I'm planning to make some buttermilk biscuits to go with the leftovers, tomorrow.

And you're supposed to eat hoppin' john on New Year's Day, so this is belated hoppin' john.

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