A traditional recipe for Hoppin’ Johns – a New Year’s Day staple for good luck in the New Year, including pork, black eyed peas and rice.
A very Happy New Year to you!
You know I love a good tradition so here on January 1st I’m celebrating this Southern dish, strangely called Hoppin’ Johns. A dish that dates back to the mid 1800’s and originates in the low country of South Carolina, this is about as traditional as they come.
Hoppin’ Johns : a New Year’s Day Tradition
You may have seen my roundup post for New Year’s Traditions Foods that includes a roundup of all the foods you’ll want to ensure you take part in on New Year’s Day. Hoppin’ Johns is one of them! As the tradition goes, I hope you’ve gotten in your collard greens, black-eyed peas + cornbread for all the good luck + good fortune that can come your way this year. Below I’m sharing a recipe from my friends over at Dixie Lily from a fun styled shoot I did with them last year.
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