Ebene News – United States – Irving restaurant to offer black-eyed peas on New Years Day

An Irving restaurant wants to bring a good dose of luck in 2021 by serving free black-eyed peas on New Years Day

“We had this idea, let’s give everybody free black-eyed peas like that, that must help someone, right?” said restaurateur Mel LeMane

LeMane owns Po ‘Melvin’s on North Beltine Road and continues to cook the recipe for black-eyed peas that won his father the “ Best in Show’ ‘at the Texas State Fair 30 years ago and has put the family in the restaurant

“I think what makes them unique is the sauce the black-eyed peas are actually cooked in is what makes it so good,” LeMane explained

Even as the restaurant grapples with the pandemic, LeMane will be offering these infamous black-eyed peas in a contactless drive-thru on New Years Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They’ll be donating four six-ounce servings by car until the peas are all gone

“I hope we change some luck this year and somebody can be very successful eating these black-eyed peas,” he laughs

“I’m going to eat ’til I burst I’m going to eat as much as I can believe me I need all the luck I can get I’m going to abuse I’m going to be a glutton on the day of the day ‘an I can guarantee you that, “he said

The restaurant will also have additional black-eyed peas, collard greens and jalapeño cornbread available for purchase on New Year’s Day

1 pound hickory smoked bacon, chopped 1 cup chopped green onions 1 lb dried black peas, soaked overnight and rinsed 6 beef broth cubes or 2 tbsp broth paste 6 cups water 2 tbspfreshly ground black pepper with Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and salt to taste (optional)

Sauté bacon until brown and crisp Add green onions and sauté Add black peas, water, broth and pepper Bring mixture to a boil, then lower heat, cover and simmer for an hour and a half to two hours, letting some of the water evaporate

Black-eyed peas recipe

Ebene News – United States – Irving restaurant to offer black-eyed peas on New Years Day

Source: https://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/the-scene/irving-restaurant-to-give-away-black-eyed-peas-on-new-years-day/2516489/