Black-eyed peas, also known as Cowpeas, are a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate and Manganese.
1Soak black-eyed peas in plenty of water overnight. The next day, rinse and drain them.
2Place rinsed and drained black-eyed peas in a medium saucepan and cover with plenty of fresh water. Set the heat to high and bring water to a boil.
3Once the water begins to boil, stir the beans once and lower heat to low. Set the timer for 20 minutes. When the time is up, turn off the heat. Try one, cooked black-eyed peas should be soft and not crunchy - if they are cooked, drain the peas and set aside. They are ready to eat or be used in other recipes.