I've never been a huge black eyed pea fan. I don't hate them, but by themselves they just sort of taste like dirt. Although dirt would be horrible, but I'm just confusing myself.
But I learned at the Dixie Cafe that I really like them in a cold vinegar based salad.
I could go there and order their large marinated black eyed pea salad, eat half the basket of rolls, have some iced tea and be a happy girl.
So when I saw this recipe "Emeril's Potluck", I thought it would be something I would really like. I have to say I wasn't disappointed. The addition of bacon doesn't hurt matters at all. I think the addition of some green beans would be awesome, too, I may try that next time.
Here's Emeril's recipe: