Start The New Year Right with Hoppin' John Served Over Cornmeal Pancakes

Start The New Year Right with Hoppin' John Served Over Cornmeal Pancakes

Hoppin' John is a Southern dish traditionally served on New Year's Day.  It's made with black-eyed peas, onions, and bacon (sometimes ham or sausage) and typically served over rice with a side of greens and corn bread.  The black-eyed peas in Hoppin' John are supposed to make us think of coins (I've never seen a coin that looks remotely like a black-eyed pea, but I'll go with it), an