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Black Eyed Pea Fritters with Spicy Herb Sauce

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10
Prep Time
(Minutes)
5
Cook Time
(Minutes)

Ingredients

Black Eyed Pea Fritters with Spicy Herb Sauce

  • 1 quart dried black eyed peas or 4 cups canned black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 ¼ ” piece ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2/3 cup yellow onion, minced
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flake
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Water, as needed
  • 1 quart canola or vegetable oil, for frying
  • Spicy Herb Sauce, recipe follows

Spicy Herb Sauce

  • 2 serrano peppers, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 bunches cilantro, leaves and stems
  • 2 bunches flat leaf parsley, leaves and tender stems
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise

Steps

Black Eyed Pea Fritters with Spicy Herb Sauce

  1. Combine dried black eyed peas and water and let soak for 24 hours.
  2. Drain and rinse beans.
  3. Add the beans, ginger, onion, red chili flake, and salt to a blender and puree on high until smooth. Add water as needed to create a smooth puree.
  4. Heat frying oil in a deep pot to 350°F.
  5. Working in batches, drop large spoonfuls of the mixture into oil and deep fry for 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels.
  7. Transfer to a platter and serve with Spicy Herb Sauce.

Spicy Herb Sauce

  1. Add serrano peppers, garlic, cilantro, parsley, cumin, coriander, olive oil, and lemon juice to a blender and puree on high until smooth.
  2. Remove to a bowl. Taste, season with salt, and fold in the mayonnaise.