Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year's Day black-eyed pea fritters

Just jotting this up here for future reference: I make a lot of veggie-burger type things (as I may have mentioned once or twice). Here's the one that materialized today when I wanted to serve black-eyed peas on January 1.

1 onion, chopped
1 large daikon, grated
1 rib celery, chopped fine

3 cups cooked black-eyed peas, mashed
1 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
1/3 cup mayonnaise

Saute first three ingredients till soft. (NB: I grated the daikon on the large holes of the grater and it wound up a little stringy. I was afraid the kids would object to the strands in the fritters, but they didn't seem to notice.)

Combine with the rest of the ingredients and add salt and pepper to taste.

Generously coat a cast-iron skillet with oil and fry till golden on both sides. Delicious with or without ketchup, and served alongside kale chips for a true New Year's feast. Luck and riches for all!

1 comment:

The Fire & The Hearth said...


No picture of Dad and me this year, although we had smiles just as big, but read of our adventures at my blog, The Fire and The Hearth.

And, I like black-eyes pea fritters, too.