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Black-Eyed Pea Fritters


Black-eyed peas are the main ingredient in these delicious fritters! Soak the beans overnight so they are soft and tender, to make the best fritter batter.

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  • 1 pound dried black-eyed peas, picked-through and rinsed (or two 15-ounce cans peas, drained and rinsed)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil, for panfrying


Servings 8
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 750mins


Step 1

If using dry beans, cover the beans with water in a bowl, and soak overnight in a cool or refrigerated place.

After draining the beans, peel off the outer skins. In a food processor, pulse beans until they are finely pureed. Place pureed beans in a bowl. In the same food processor, add the onion, garlic, parsley, apple cider vinegar and water; process until finely blended. Stir the onion mixture, spices, cornmeal and flour into the bean puree. Put the mixture into the refrigerator for 1/2 hour.

Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Using a tablespoon, drop the mixture into the oil, and fry on each side until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on
paper towels.

Per serving: 160 calories, 29g carbohydrate, Omg cholesterol, 19 fat, 109 protein, 175mg sodium.

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