The Basics: Dried Black Eyed Peas

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How To Soak Dried Black Eyed Peas For Cooking Applications

Dried Black Eyed Peas

Many consumers add black eyed peas to New Year’s Day menus as they traditionally represent luck & fortune for the upcoming year but they also offer valuable health benefits as they are a good source of potassium, iron & fiber. If you have access to fresh peas, by all means use them as they can be directly added to recipes & forego the soaking process to yield a faster result. If using dried black eyed peas, there are a few methods that can be utilized in order to prepare them for the cooking process. Learn how to properly soak the peas to ready them for a variety of recipe applications.

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Although not a necessary step, the cook time is reduced greatly if dried black eyed peas are soaked & rehydrated before preparing more complex recipes. Follow these pointers to get ahead of the curve.

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The Overnight Soak Method

Place the dried black eyed peas in a large bowl & cover with 6 cups of water. Allow the peas to stand at room temperature overnight. Drain the peas & rinse under cool water. Use as directed in recipe applications.

The Quick Soak Method

Place the black eyed peas in a Dutch oven & cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat & cook 2 minutes. Turn off the heat. Let stand 1 hour & 15 minutes. Drain the peas & run under cool water. Use as directed in recipe applications. 

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