Have you ever asked yourself the question whether you should soak or not soak when preparing beans? The black-eyed pea, which is also known as a cowpea, doesn’t necessarily need to be soaked. But if you find yourself short on time, soaking black-eyed peas can make a true difference in regards to cooking time. So if time is ever your enemy, this simple method will make your day!
Step 1: Rinse the beans in cool water
Step 2: Pour the beans in boiling water, and boil them for 2 minutes.
Step 3: Remove the from heat and let them sit aside for an hour to cool.
Step 4: Discard the water. Then you can start cooking with the beans![print-friendly]