Bessie’s Best New Year Blackeyes
This recipe was a family favorite served on New Year’s Day. and passed down by Bessie Hayward, Gordon Hayward’s sister and 2nd generation bean enthusiast.
- Rinse and sort peas. In a large pot, cover peas with water and add seasoning meat. Bring to boil, lower heat and simmer for about 1 hour.
- In a skillet over medium heat, sauté onion and garlic in butter or olive oil. Add to pot and cook 1/2 hour, or until peas are soft.
- Add thyme and sage and season to taste. Serve over hot cooked rice.