7 Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Dishes

7 Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Dishes

Blackeyeds, as they're affectionately called, originally hail from Africa, but it's hard to imagine that these pale-colored beans with prominent black spots aren't native to the Southeastern United States. That's because Southerners have lovingly eaten them for centuries on New Year's Day, when they're customarily devoured in order to bring good luck and prosperous fortune in the year to come. Here are some of our favorite recipes, both traditional and contemporary.

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