Hoppin' John

  1. Your opinion?
  2. Poll: Hoppin' John...

    • I love it!

      5.00% 1
    • I hate it!

      0% 0
    • I can take it or leave it!

      15.00% 3
    • I have no idea what you're talking about... (or I've never tried it)

      80.00% 16
    20 Votes
  3. 19 Comments

  4. by   CHATSDALE
    my sil makes it...i am no cook
  5. by   sirI
    I haven't a clue what it is.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Sounds like something i do at the roadside rest area restrooms until i find a stall that someone didn't blow up.
  7. by   cardiacRN2006
    No idea either.....
  8. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from siri
    I haven't a clue what it is.
    Well that's interesting... it was my understanding that it's a Southern tradition! It is a black eyed pea concoction...

    Hoppin' John
  9. by   Abuelita
    What the frijoles is Hoppin' John? It sounds like something my sons would invent, as fascinated as they are with bathroom humor!
  10. by   mercyteapot
    You learn something new every day, I guess... I thought hoppin' john was a fairly common dish (even though I don't ever serve it). You can actually buy it premade in little tubs over there at Von's Supermarket where I live...
  11. by   sirI
    Lived in the South all my life and never heard of Hoppin' Johns. Looked at that thread and I see it has rice in the dish. Blackeyed peas and rice. Never had that.

    I soak mine overnight and next day cook with salt pork. Cornbread is a must. And, turnip greens. The peas for good luck, the ham for good health and the greens for money.
  12. by   leslie :-D
    never heard of it but it sounds like something jnette could use a dose of, as prep for her next polypectomy.
  13. by   P_RN
    Blackeye peas cooked w/salt pork and spooned over rice, then stir all the stuff together. Some people add stewed tomato and onion, but I like mine w/ just peas and rice.

    It's that what you do on New Years you'll do all year long thing:

    peas=copper money in your pocket
    greens= green money in your pocket
    pork= enough to eat in the coming year.

    I used to make a pork roast but now since just the two of us I take boneless chops cut slits, stuff garlic in and marinate in vinegar, Italian dressing or rice wine for 24h.
    Then coat with olive oil and put in a loaf pan and cook til done usually about 30 mins.
  14. by   pickledpepperRN
    We always had the black eyed peas.
    Since my uncle first went there we made them meatless with the "Nawlins 'holy trinity'" of diced onions, celery, and bell peppers. Serving it over corn bread is usual in our family.

    One New Years I worked a day shift so a friend could party the night before. A patient told me this would be his first New Years day without "Hoppin John". I'd heard of it but didn't really know what it was.
    When he told me I ordered rice for his lunch and served my peas from home. He liked them fine and my way fit his 2Gm Na low fat diet.
    His 90 year old mother flew in from Alabama. What a lady! So classy with a honey dripping lovely magnolia accent. A classic Southern Lady!
  15. by   Tweety
    Not a big fan, but will eat them in a pinch or on NY day for good luck.