• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Mike Haasl
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Dave Burton
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • Greg Martin
  • Steve Thorn
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Jay Angler
  • Kate Downham

hoppin jack

 
Posts: 703
22
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
does anyone have a proven recipe for hoppin jack, if you never had it its a rice and bean recipe
 
master steward
Posts: 3804
Location: USDA Zone 8a
1108
dog hunting food preservation cooking bee greening the desert
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I thought Hoppin John or Jack was purple hulls peas cooked with ham and served over rice.  I don't use a recipe to cook my peas. I have a great way to cook rice that comes out perfect every time.

I love red beans and rice. I don't use red beans because I use pinto beans.  Again I don't use a recipe.  After they are cooked I serve them over rice.
 
bruce Fine
Posts: 703
22
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
last time I had any that was real good it was almost like a cajun recipe with onion, celery and bell pepper, the trinity, but with other spices added that made it quite unique and very good one plate meal.
 
Anne Miller
master steward
Posts: 3804
Location: USDA Zone 8a
1108
dog hunting food preservation cooking bee greening the desert
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I googled Hoppin John and it has a colorful history.  It said it originated in Charleston, South Carolina.

Basically, an old man named Hoppin John sold it on the streets back in 1841.

Another referance said it was in a book and defined as "bacon and rice" as early as 1838 and that there are several variantions including your version.  

My grandmother always made it like I suggested.

Anyway, you version sounds like the way I will make it the next time since I love cajun food.

Thanks for taking me down memory lane!
 
Space pants. Tiny ad:
Greenhouse of the Future ebook - now free for a while
https://permies.com/goodies/greenhouse
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic