Blackeyed Peas – Southern Style

2 c. dried blackeyed peas
3 c. water
2 tbsp. bacon fat
1 tbsp. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper or cayenne
2 onions, minced

Cover peas with water, bring to boil and boil for 2 minutes.
Cover pan and let stand for 1 hour.
Melt butter fat in deep skillet; stir in flour, seasonings and onions.
Cook until onions are lightly browned.
Pour bacon mixture into peas.
Cover and cook over medium heat until peas are tender, about 1 hour.
If necessary, add more water to keep peas from sticking.
Makes four servings.

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