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I wanted to try something different with one of my family’s traditional southern
recipes for black eye peas and rice. So we created Hoppin Johns Patties.
Johns- is a traditional dish for good luck served for New Year derived from an African
American southern dish consisting of black eye peas and rice cooked with pork
or turkey, spices and vegetables.
eye peas are high in fiber, protein, potassium and other minerals. When
combined with brown rice and vegetables the creation process unfolds. Check out
my recipe and let me know what you think.
Hoppin John Patties by Meal Makers, Inc.
Hoppin John Patties Makes 8 patties
8 ounces Mushrooms,
cleaned and sliced
½ cup Onions,
2 cloves garlic,
1 cubano pepper,
½ teaspoon smoked
½ teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon cayenne
Hoppin John Pattie with Mustard Greens
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black
2 cups brown
1(15 oz) can
Black eye peas drained and rinsed
1-2 Tablespoon Canola
vegetables and gather ingredients.
a skillet over medium heat, add oil onions, ginger and garlic. Let cook stirring
occasionally a few minutes then add mushroom. Continue to cook several minutes
then add peppers. Cook vegetables until soft. Add spice and seasonings to the pan and let
cook 1 or 2 minutes longer.
the Mushroom mixture in a food processer and then pulse several times until
smooth. Add the mushroom mixture to the black eye peas and rice. And mix well
to blend. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
Mushroom mixture to a large bowl with black eye peas. Using a potato masher
mash peas and mushroom mixture together three or four times. Leaving half of
the peas un-mashed. Fold rice into the mixture with a spatula.
mixture and form into 8 equal size balls and roll into patties. Place on a wax
paper line tray and refrigerate for 30 – 60 minutes.
a non-stick skillet with a little oil over medium flame. Add patties to the pan
and brown on each side.
hot with your favorite vegetables.
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