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Monday, December 30, 2013
A bean question
I am making a list of frozen assets to cook/prepare within the next month, in preparation for my upcoming surgery. Besides a last minute top of of things such as frozen OJ, I plan on having several items added to my freezer to make life go a bit smoother as I recouperate. One item on the list is baked beans, as well as tomato aka "campbell's style" baked beans. I just went though my bean supply and I unearthed some dried black eyed peas. While I know of the Southern tradition of cooking them for New Years as well as "Texas Caviar," I researched baked black eyed peas and only could come up with a BBQ, spicy version, not traditional AKA New England molasses and brown sugar style. Anyone have experience BAKING black eyed peas? can I use these as NE style baked beans or should I stick to the tomato campbell's version, which is closer to the many BBQ black eyed peas?
Ideas? I have both salt pork as well as bacon on hand.