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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When the New Year rolls around, everyone seems to agree that Hoppin' John (blackeyed peas and rice) is the dish of choice
FreshDirect's EatingWell menu includes: -- Hoppin' John with Vegetarian Chorizo (Vegan) -- $7.
Prevailing as the undisputed local favorite, this culinary specialty infuses restaurant menus with dishes such as Frogmore Stew, She-Crab Soup and Hoppin' John.
It is served on a bed of farro grain accented with grilled peppers, corn and green beans inspired by the classic Low Country dish Hoppin' John.
We did eat the traditional New Year's dish Hoppin' John (black-eyed peas and rice), and we built a bon-fire to celebrate.
Also tempting are the hoppin' John salad, sweet potato mash and mac-n-cheese.
Hoppin' John Soup 1/2 pound (1-1/4 cups) dried black-eyed beans or dried baby lima beans 3 tablespoons salad oil 1 pound each turnips and carrots, peeled and diced 1 medium-size red ball pepper, seeded and chopped 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed dried hot red chilies About 2 pounds ham hocks, cracked in halves 2 quarts water 1/3 cup (about 2 oz.
Hoppin' John -- grew from a lack of lentils but an abundance of black-eyed peas.
com/TrimtheFat to download Irvine's healthier and delicious versions of Thanksgiving dishes, a few of which include: Citrus and Herb Stuffed Turkey, Hominy Hoppin' John Salad, Pumpkin Ricotta Cheesecake and Turkey Sliders.
That inventiveness is on display in dishes like Fried Green Tomato Caprese, Carolina Caviar + Crab (zucchini pylons stuffed with sweet potato hoppin' john and blue crab) and Pork + Pancakes (all-natural Duroc pork chop, butternut squash johnny cakes, wilted spinach, blackstrap molasses butter).
Hoppin' John Noodle Bowls (recipe below) is a twist on that old favorite, introducing Asian flavors into the mix.