Sides and Salads
Origin: American South
Method: StovetopJump to Recipe
Jalapeno Black Eyed Peas with Smoked Pork Jowl
In the south, it is said that pork is considered a symbol of wealth and prosperity and it has become a southern tradition to eat hog jowl with black eyed peas on New Years in order to help ensure a good year. This is a simple recipe that pairs perfectly with a number of other southern comfort foods but we love it alongside the ultimate comfort food: shrimp and grits.
For this recipe, we smoked our own pork jowl, but by all means find a smoked pork jowl to use for the recipe. Dice up about 1/4 pound of the smoked pork jowl, mince a garlic clove, and heat 1 tablespoon of oil, and you are already halfway done.
Saute the minced garlic in the oil over medium heat, then add the pork and fry to desired crispiness. We like ours like we like our bacon, slightly crispy, but cook it how you like. It is already cooked through the smoking process so it really only needs to be heated though.
Next reduce the heat to low and stir in a can of Jalapeno Black Eyed Peas. We really like Trappey’s but feel free to use your favorite or whatever you have available.
Cover the pot and heat though, then keep warm until ready to serve.
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Pork Jowl Black Eyed Peas
- Sauce Pan
- 1/4 pound Smoked Pork Jowl diced
- 1 Garlic Clove minced
- 1 can Black Eyed Peas with Jalapenos Preferably Trappey's
- 1 Tab Olive Oil
- Heat the olive oil over medium heat, in a sauce pan, then saute the garlic until lightly browned, typically about 1 minute.
- Stir in the diced pork jowl and fry until the pork is done to your desired crispiness.
- Add in the can of black eyed peas, cover, and cook until evenly warmed through.