Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

  • 1/2 lbs Black-eyed peas, soaked
  • 4 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp Water
  • Oil for frying
  • Lime juice to taste image placeholder

When peas have softened, rub off skins, soak an additional 30 minutes. Drain and rinse. In a food processor, process peas, garlic, salt and pepper.

Add water while continuing to process. Add enough water to get a smooth, thick purée. Preheat oven to 250° F. In a large skillet, heat 2 to 3 inches oil and fry 1 Tbsp of the batter till it's golden brown.

Repeat till all the batter has been fried in this way. Keep in oven to keep hot. Serve piping hot, sprinkled with salt and lime juice.

Source: Randelman and Schwartz; Memories of a Cuban Kitchen
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member