Black-eyed peas recipe: Good luck for 2011, served with bacon and Fergie

black-eyed-peas-recipe.jpgIt's a New Year's tradition in homes across the country and especially the South: If you want to have good luck in the coming year, eat some black-eyed peas on Jan. 1.

And just to be clear, we're talking about actual black-eyed peas. We do not endorse the cooking and eating of Fergie, Will.I.Am and Co.

In addition to supposedly bringing luck (legumes are representative of money, and the black-eyed pea tradition in this country dates to the Civil War), the following recipe sounds like a pretty nice hangover cure. It's got a little bit of spice, good amounts of starch and protein courtesy of the main ingredient and the best post-bender fix of all, bacon.

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