If you were born and raised in the South like me then you’re familiar with the New Years day tradition of Hoppin’ John and Collard Greens. Hoppin’ John is a stew of field or black-eye peas served with rice. For those not familiar with the tradition, the dish is meant to bring good luck with the peas symbolizing coins and the collardss symbolizing paper money.
Since I’m posting this on January 2nd this dish is technically called,
“Skippin Jenny” and further demonstrates one’s frugality, bringing a hope for an even better chance of prosperity in the New Year
To make this dish a little healthier I opted to leave out the bacon or ham hock. To most southern cooks this would be sacrilegious but I was very pleased with the results.
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Recipe Adapted from Simply Recipes