Black-eyed peas are a traditional New Year’s Day dish (they’re supposed to bring good health and good luck), along with smothered cabbage (to ensure wealth) and pork roast and cornbread.
Abel and Jo’s black-eyed peas are creamy and wonderfully peppery, and the two meats make a good contrast in taste – the slab bacon with the peas is delicious, and then the bites of tasso and peas are a completely different taste treat.
(Abel was the eighth child born to the Prudhomme family. He and his wife, Jo, shared this recipe in The Prudhomme Family Cookbook.)
Whether you prepare this bread dressing in a casserole dish, or use it as a stuffing for your turkey, chicken or pork chops, we guarantee you’ll want to have an extra serving – maybe even two!