Black Eyed-Pea Fritters

Black Eyed-Pea Fritters

Black eyed pea fritters are a light and fluffy snack enjoyed as a side or snack.

  • Author: Jaylynn Little
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Fry



The salt water brine

  • 1 and 1/2 cup dried black eyed peas
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 and 1/2 cups water

The fritters

  • 1 small onion
  • 1 knob of ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp creole seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Oil for frying (vegetable or canola)


Preparing the brine

  1. Mix the salt and water in a large bowl and add in the black eyed peas. Soak the peas for 3 hours or overnight.

Making the fritters

  1. After you have soaked your peas remove the skins by rubbing the the peas through the palms of your hands. The skins will start to fall off and you can throw the skins away. Try to get a much off as you can. Pour the water off the peas and rinse with fresh water then set aside.
  2. Roughly chop the onion and ginger and set aside. Pour the oil into a cast iron skillet or frying pan to prepare it for frying. Set the heat to medium high and let it reach 360-365 degrees.
  3. To a blender or food processor, add the black eyed peas, onion, ginger, salt, creole seasoning, black pepper, and baking soda. Blend on high until the mixture starts to look smooth. Add in some water and continue to blend until you achieve a hummus like texture.
  4. Make sure your oil is hot then take a spoonful of the mixture and drop it in the oil and repeat until you have 5 or 6 spoonfuls in the pan. Cook for 3 minutes on each side then remove with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel to drain.

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