I have a question about step 1 on the recipe "Slowcooker Hoppin' John" from Hilarybee. It says:
"Rinse the peas under cold water and pick out any stones or discolored peas. Bring the peas to boil in a medium saucepan full of cold water. Boil the peas for 10 minutes. As the beans cool, start chopping the vegetables. If you are planning to simmer the stew all day while at work, skip boiling the peas."
If I want to start this before going to work and I skip the initial boiling, how long should I set the slowcooker on low? Only four hours and then let it just be on "keep warm" until I get home? Or set on low for the whole workday?
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