Flower wrote:I'm looking for a "good" recipe for black eyes peas.
If you eat pork I would cook them with a smoked hamhock plus a quartered onion and a stalk or two of celery chopped in one inch pieces so you can fish the onion and celery out when the beans are done. A bay leaf and a little sage plus some black pepper will add some flavor. If pork I s not an option cook the beans in low sodium chicken stock for a little more flavor or go vegetarian and leave the meat out.
You could also dice and fry a couple of slices of bacon in the pot until crispy then add finely chopped onion and a stalk of celery and cook until soft before adding beans, bay leaf and sage. Leaving out the bacon is ok of course.
One of my go to ways of making any kind of bean dish is to cook them with a quartered onion and a dried chipotle or two depending on the size of them. It adds a smoky flavor that doesn't get too spicy and it's meatless. I usually don't salt the beans until near the end and not at all if I were to use the bacon or broth.