Easy New Year's Eve Party Appetizers
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Serves: 10
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 very large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 very large carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 very large celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 pound dried black-eyed peas (about 2¼ cups), soaked overnight and drained
  • Two 1-pound smoked ham hocks
  • 2 quarts chicken stock or low-sodium broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Jalpeno Cheddar Crisps - From World Market
  • Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  1. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the onion, carrot, celery and minced garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add the drained black-eyed peas, ham hocks, chicken stock and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to very low, cover partially and cook until the beans are tender, about 1½ hours. Season generously with salt and pepper and let stand for 30 minutes. *In a pinch you can use black eyed peas from the can, just rinse and drain well.
  3. Drain the black-eyed peas; discard the ham hocks and bay leaves. Transfer the peas to a serving bowl. Stir in the remaining olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Serve the black-eyed peas on top of the jalapeno cheddar crisps, sprinkle with grated cheese.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe by Giggles Galore at https://gigglesgalore.net/easy-new-years-eve-party-appetizers