Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 5 Mins
Yield
Makes 11 cups

Bestow good luck on New Year's Day with bowls of Hoppin' John Soup. Smoky flavor shoots through this good-for-you soup of peas and collards.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring peas, turkey wings, and 6 cups water to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 45 minutes or until peas are tender, skimming any foam from surface. Drain peas, reserving 1 1/4 cups liquid. Remove turkey meat from bones. Chop meat.

Step 2

Sauté ham and next 7 ingredients in hot oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add peas, reserved 1 1/4 cups liquid, turkey meat, collards, hot sauce, and 6 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Stir in vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Discard bay leaf. Serve over rice with Cornbread Croutons and parsley.

Ratings & Reviews

Dougboy's Review

EatandDrink
January 07, 2014
This was pretty tasty. I really liked how the croutons went with it. I couldn't find turkey wings so I used a turkey leg and that seemed to work well.

scarlettrae's Review

bigalotbunches
October 13, 2013
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rockyhillgal's Review

oletak
January 15, 2013
Fantastic! Gets better with time.

pgree3's Review

scarlettrae
January 07, 2013
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EatandDrink's Review

Mfrancesg
January 04, 2013
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oletak's Review

pgree3
January 03, 2013
Very tasty!

bigalotbunches's Review

Dougboy
January 02, 2013
I used frozen collards because I misread the instructions. But it came out just fine. The smoked turkey wings gave it great flavor. (I found these at Publix. They have a great smoked meats section.) I even made the cornbread croutons which went great with the meal. My family ate it all!

Mfrancesg's Review

rockyhillgal
December 21, 2012
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