New Year's Day Black-Eyed Peas

New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Peas

New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas are easy to overcook, so go slow and steady when simmering, and don’t forget to taste often to check their doneness. They should be creamy but retain their shape.

Ingredients
9 servings
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
7 ounces slab bacon, cut into 1/2″ pieces (optional)
4 medium onion, finely chopped
8 sprigs thyme, plus leaves for serving
7 garlic cloves, smashed
5 cups black-eyed peas, soaked overnight, drained
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
Step 1
Heat 5 Tbsp. oil in a large saucepan over medium.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer gently, skimming any foam from surface, until beans are tender, 35–45 minutes. Discard thyme; season with salt.

Step 2
To serve, drizzle beans with oil and top with thyme leaves and some pepper.

Do Ahead
Step 3
Beans can be cooked 3 days ahead. Let cool; cover and chill.

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