HOPPIN' JOHN

Posted On: Mar 2, 2021   |   Posted By: Chez Namaste Nancy

HOPPIN' JOHN

Welcome in the New Year with Hoppin' John, a traditional New Year's Day dish, and luck will follow you all year long! WHAT IS HOPPIN' JOHN? Hoppin' John is a dish traditionally eaten in the southern United States on New Year's Day. Dating back to the early 1800s, it is made with black-eyed peas , rice, and meat (usually pork, in the form of bacon or ham). The meal can also include collard greens and corn bread. Hoppin' John is also known as “Happy Jack,” “Happy John,” and “Hop-in-John.” WHEN DO YOU EAT HOPPIN' JOHN? For some, the tradition of eating Hoppin' John begins at midnight , when the dish is served with a Champagne toast. New Year's Day is the traditional day to eat Hoppin' John. Any leftover can be enjoyed on later days, but be aware that the name of the dish changes to Skippin' Jenny. Stretching the dish into leftovers demonstrates your sense of frugality and promises even greater prosperity in the new year!
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