Poor Man’s Sausage

It’s a Southern tradition to have black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day to bring good luck in the year ahead. Instead of just eating a spoonful, try this recipe which puts a different spin on an ol’ black-eyed pea and you just might think you’re eating meat! Shan and I wish you many blessings in the new year.

Poor Man's Sausage Cowboy Kent Rollins

Poor Man's Sausage - Cowboy Kent Rollins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 15 oz can black eyed peas
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp Kent Rollins' Original Seasoning or all purpose seasoning of your choice
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil


  • In a small saucepan, bring the peas to a boil then simmer about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, onion, egg and seasonings.
  • Stir in the peas and mash until smooth and combined.
  • Flour your hands and pinch off about a heaping tablespoon size of the mixtures and form into balls. Press down to form a patty.
  • Heat the cooking grease over medium heat. Fry the patties until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temp.
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