Monday, December 31, 2012

Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

* 1/2 pound black-eyed peas, soaked 
4 garlic cloves, crushed 
2 tsp. salt 
4 Tbsp. water 
oil for frying
* lime juice to taste

When the peas have softened from soaking, rub off skins. Soak 
for 30 minutes more. Drain and rinse. In a food processor, process peas, 
garlic, and salt. Add water while continuing to process.  Add enough water
to get a smooth, thick puree. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. In a large skillet, 
heat 2 - 3 inches of oil and fry 1 Tbsp. of batter until it is golden brown. 
Repeat until all the batter has been fried. Place each batch in oven to keep hot.
Serve piping hot and sprinkled with salt and lime juice.

Black-Eyed Pea Burgers recipe here.

Read about the tradition of Black-Eyed Peas for New Year's Luck here.



  1. I knew a family from Pennsylvania who were black pea eaters on New Year's Day and sauerkraut eaters as it a German thing? Enjoy them! Happy New Year...

  2. I eat black eyed peas alot and would love to try this! Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year, dear friend. I hope you have more blessings than you can imagine in the year to come. And I really hope you and I can get together sometime in the months to come!


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