Southern raised and accomplished cook, but not fan of ham hock in EVERYTHING - I loved these from "hello"! Super easy to make - watch your salt, I hardly use any. Since I've found this recipe, I make sure I always have a couple of cans of Buschs Black Eyed peas in pantry. Have even had to use dried parsley and worked well - fresh is better though.
Don't change a thing is you're looking for the yankee version. Otherwise dried or fresh peas, not canned. Smoked pork hock and water, not chicken broth.
lasaunda, try just following the recipe next time. Brown sugar - ugh!. Garlic, as much as I like it, doesn't go with everthing.
Rating: 2 stars
Meh.....Not sure if I just don't like black eyed peas, or if I don't like this recipe. It was ok, but nothing to write home about. I sauteed garlic w/ the onions, and added a little brown sugar. Prob will try to find a new recipe next time around.