Submission by: Jeannie Kane
Cook’s Note: I have been preparing this dish for over ten years now. I make in on the first day of every New Year to bring my family good health and good times. When my son was small, he was very ill. I started making this Hoppin’ John back then as a good luck tradition. When I first started, my husband and son didn’t care for it, but I always made them eat just a small portion. Over the years I have changed and adjusted different things and now they love it. It is a side dish and it goes well with basic fried chicken or grilled pork chops and applesauce. Not a New Year’s Day will go by that I will not continue to make this dish.
SERVES: Approximately 12