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Marsh Hen Mill Black Eyed Peas $10.95

Lucky beans?

Black-eyed peas came to the American South somewhere between the 17th and 18th centuries from Africa, and the modest beans have developed a reputation as a source of luck on New Year’s Day since. The roots of this legend are debated—lucky beans are tied to everything from West African folklore to Scottish traditions for the New Year to the effect date (January 1, 1863) of the Emancipation Proclamation, among others. Regardless, people with Southern heritage to this day may keep Hoppin’ John, a dish made with beans, rice and ham hock, or black-eyed peas on their January 1 menu.

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HOW TO USE

Use these beans in any recipe that calls for black-eyed peas, like our Coconut-Curried Black-Eyed Peas, Sweet Potato and Black-Eyed Pea Stew, Black-Eyed Pea and Tomato Stew (Red-Red) or Black-Eyed Peas with Fennel, Tomatoes and Spinach. We recommend soaking in cold water for 8 hours before use.

Kitchen Notes

Use these beans in any recipe that calls for black-eyed peas, like our Coconut-Curried Black-Eyed Peas, Sweet Potato and Black-Eyed Pea Stew, Black-Eyed Pea and Tomato Stew (Red-Red) or Black-Eyed Peas with Fennel, Tomatoes and Spinach. We recommend soaking in cold water for 8 hours before use.

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