Hoppin John

Hoppin John is a mixture of black-eyed peas, rice, tomato sauce, and sausage or salt pork – a Lowcountry cognate of Creole red beans and rice. At the beginning of a new year, hoppin John is considered an edible good luck charm. Mostly edible, that is, because one person at the table will get a coin that was buried in the beans as they cooked. That person is the ultra-lucky one, but southern culinary lore says that all who eat hoppin’ john will be blessed with a year of good luck; and if they accompany the rice and beans with greens, they’ll likely make some money, too.

Restaurants With This Dish

Bertha’s Kitchen

CHARLESTON, SC

My Three Sons of Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC

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