When soul food's on the menu, nothing is more authentic than having a bowl of piping hot black-eyed peas on the table. These black-eyed peas are prepared largely in the traditional way, using smoked turkey wings to infuse a rich, smoky flavor into the peas and gravy. This is a simple recipe using very few ingredients, so the most difficult part is just waiting until the peas get tender.
Along with collard greens and cornbread, the recipe below is a Southern soul food staple. It's a delicious accompaniment to any Southern meal and would also be perfect at a potluck event or other large gathering. Black-eyed peas prepared in this way are packed with flavor and will be as popular as any other side dish on the table.