This is a wonderfully substantial soup, almost a stew, reminiscent of another Southern dish, Hoppin' John. It's become somewhat of a tradition for us to serve this dish on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We have it with either corn bread or popovers. Also, as condiments with the soup, we serve sour cream with sliced scallions and grated cheddar. This recipe serves at least seven.
With help from bouillon cubes, this soup is ready within fifteen to twenty minutes. The amounts given can be adjusted to your preferences. I like a soup filled with goodies and just enough liquid to let the flavors combine.
This is a very tasty soup with simple ingredients, simple preparation and simply yummy. Some like grated cheese with this soup. I like it just as is. We serve the soup with some sort of wonderful bread accompanied by butter; also with bagels accompanied by cream cheese mixed with scallion and dried dill.
This is a soup with simple ingredients. It makes for wonderful comfort food. On a cold winter evening, we enjoy this soup with some good bread or bagels.