June 28, 2011

Black Eyed Peas...Fried?

Just like the way you should never judge a book by it's cover-
which was originally:  "you can't judge a book by its binding"

then later used in 1946 in the murder mystery novel:
Murder in the Glass Room by  Edwin Rolfe & Lester Fuller
as: "you can never tell a book by its cover."

-Until you've tasted it. Sometimes even more than once.
 Take some  Black Eyed Peas

and soak them in water (the longer the better) overnight
preferred. start with maybe 1 cup of dried black eyed peas.
Once you've rinsed them and soaked them,

Drain the water out with a strainer and pour them onto
a paper towel to collect any excess water. Then you want to take an
onion and dice it into large pieces along with 1 jalapeno pepper
sliced with the seeds carefully taken out. Fry the onion and pepper
with a drizzle of oil in a frying pan first while adding your
black eyed peas. Add 2 tsp of Old Bay seafood seasoning
or season salt if you don't have Old Bay. Lastly, you want to
deep fry the peas in the deep fryer or pan with oil so that the
peas are completely submerged in oil for 4-5 minutes.
(they will quickly rise to the top of the hot oil when
they are done)  Dry any excess oil on a paper towel,
salt slightly and enjoy.They can be quite addictive.