hoppin' John

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hop·pin' John

 (hŏp′ĭn) also hopping John
n. Chiefly Southern US
A stew of cowpeas and rice flavored with pork, ham, or bacon, said to bring good luck if eaten on New Year's Day.

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Total calories per serving: 175 Fat: 7 grams Carbohydrates: 25 grams Protein: 3 grams Sodium: 119 milligrams Fiber: 1 grams Hoppin' John (Serves 10) Bring in the New Year with a steaming pile of Hoppin' John.
The main course consisted of Bombay chicken, beef stroganoff, hoppin' John, and seasoned green beans.
Black-eyed peas practically define soul food, tantalizing Southern taste buds for more than a century in dishes like slow-cooked Hoppin' John and, partnered with collard or mustard greens, a New Year's Day tradition thought to bring good luck.
My favorite "international" aisle was the Southern section, which featured canned collard greens, hoppin' john and Sylvia's peach cobbler.
Hoppin' John Noodle Bowls (recipe below) is a twist on that old favorite, introducing Asian flavors into the mix.
In the American Deep South it is traditional to dine on a dish called Hoppin' John on New Year's Eve, which is pork, greens and beans.
corn cakes, lamb chops and leg of lamb chops with rosemary, hoppin' John, rabbits, oysters, wild duck and goose, fried ham, fried apple pie, leather britches, 'Old Hickory' nut soup, Daniel Webster's punch, and French wines.
Classic legume dishes include Boston baked beans, dahl, hoppin' John, rice and beans, succotash, refried beans, socca, and split pea soup.
The event featured James Beard Award-nominated Chef Joseph Lenn of Blackberry Farm and French wine importer Frederick Corriher of Route des Vins serving Southern American classics such as collards, Hoppin' John and smoked bacon with rustic wines of appellations such as Lirac, Ventoux, Gigondas and Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Muscat: The US Embassy, in cooperation with the Muscat Municipality, will organise musical performances by the traditional American group Hoppin' John String Band from February 16 to February 20 at the Al Amerat and Al Naseem Garden venues as part of the Muscat Festival.
Delicious, exotic Kwanzaa recipes include African Pumpkin Stew, Jamaican Rice and Peas, and the familiar Hoppin' John, black-eyed peas updated with vegan touches and a little extra spice and heat.
The line - which includes such classics as Hoppin' John with Vidalia Onions, Seasoned Blackeye Peas, Triple Succotash and Seasoned Southern Style Kale Greens - is not available for private labeling, but an Allens spokesperson said the company can work with retailers to develop unique Southern-style seasoned vegetables and vegetable blends for their own-brand programs.