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Black-Eyed Pea Fritters with Greens

These 11-ingredient Black-Eyed Pea Fritters with Greens are a tasty, gluten-free, plant-based appetizer or snack. They are a fun spin on the Southern staple of black-eyed peas and greens for good luck in the new year.

Black Eyed Peas Fritters with green for good luck

These little Black-Eyed Pea Fritters with Greens are comforting, tasty orbs that are filled to the brim with flavor. Packed with warming spices as well as onions, ginger, and garlic, these Black-Eyed Pea Fritters with Greens are enjoyable as a snack, appetizer, or even side dish for your New year’s meal.

For the last five years of this little blog, I have shared a fun twist on enjoying black-eyed peas and greens. And, this year, I am continuing that tradition with these spicy fritters.

Here in the south, black-eyed peas and greens are a New Year staple. Even though I have lived here since my college years, I didn’t really jump on that bandwagon for the longest time. That was, not until my mom moved here and decided to introduce black-eyed peas and greens into her New Year’s menu.

Ever since, I have tried to incorporate black-eyed peas and greens into a fun snack, appetizer, or side dish.

And, today I have these slightly crispy, flavor-packed, delightfully comforting, Black-Eyed Pea Fritters with Greens.

11 Ingredients to make black-eyed pea fritters

What are the ingredients to make these Black-Eyed Pea Fritters with Greens?

These Black-Eyed Pea Fritters with Greens are made with 11 easy-to-find, budget-friendly, ingredients. And, they are:

  1. Coriander
  2. Smoked paprika
  3. Turmeric
  4. Cayenne
  5. Potatoes
  6. Onion
  7. Garlic
  8. Ginger
  9. Black-eyed peas
  10. Frozen spinach
  11. Parsley
Sautéed black-eyed peas and greens

Tips to make these Fritters

  • Fresh onion, ginger, and garlic add a bunch of flavor as well as nutrients to these fritters.
  • I used frozen black-eyed peas as well as frozen spinach in this recipe. You could use canned black-eyed peas too. Just make sure to drain them and rinse them well before using them in this recipe. The other option would be to use dry black-eyed peas. If using dry black-eyed peas, then cook them first before using them in this recipe.
  • I used boiled potatoes in these fritters. You could also use baked potatoes, but I have found that boiled potatoes are easier to mash and work best when I make fritters.
Mixing together potatoes and black-eyed peas and greens mix
  • All the ingredients, minus the potatoes, were sautéed together. Sautéing them softened the onions, ginger, garlic, helped the spices mingle and mix, as well as thawed out the frozen black-eyed peas and frozen spinach.
  • These Black-Eyed Pea Fritters with Greens can be air fried or baked. They do tend t be a bit more crispy when air-fried than when baked. However, you could also pan sauté these until golden.
Black-eyed peas and greens fritters READY TO BE BAKED

These Black-Eyed Pea Fritters with Greens are delicious served as an appetizer or snack while paired with some sweet chili sauce or mango chutney. They can also be served as a side to accompany your main New Years’ menu.

Easy black-eyed peas fritters with greens for good luck in the new year

A few other black-eyed peas and greens recipes:

Black-Eyed Peas And Collard Greens Croquettes

Black Eyed Peas Collard Greens Curry

Black Eyed Peas & Greens Stuffed Buns

Vegan Black-Eyed Peas Recipe

Black-eyed Peas Greens Sausage Hash

Easy black-eyed peas fritters with greens for good luck in the new year

Black-Eyed Pea Fritters with Greens

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These 11-ingredient Black-Eyed Pea Fritters with Greens are a tasty, gluten-free, plant-based appetizer or snack. They are a fun spin on the Southern staple of black-eyed peas and greens for good luck in the new year.

Ingredients

  • 3 tsp coriander
  • 2 tap smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tap turmeric
  • 1 tsp Cayenne
  • 3 medium potatoes, cooked (approx 3 cups)
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch chunk of fresh ginger
  • 1 cup frozen Black Eyed Peas
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 2 tbsp Parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. First off, boil the potatoes. When they are boiled, peel them and add them to a large bowl. Roughly mash them up and set them aside.
  2. Then, peel the onion, ginger, and garlic. Then, chop them all up as small as you can.
  3. Add the 2 tbsp of cooking oil to a pan and add in the onion, ginger, and garlic. Saute for about 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring often.
  4. Then, add in the frozen spinach and frozen black-eyed peas and stir well.
  5. Then add in the cayenne, coriander, smoked paprika, and turmeric and stir until all spices are incorporated well.
  6. Remove the pan from heat and add the mixture into the cooked potatoes and mix well.
  7. When the mixture is cool enough to handle, grab handfuls of mixture up. Shape into patties and place patties in an airfryer or a silpat lined baking tray.

If Airfrying:


Preheat air-fryer to 425 degrees, then place formed fritters on air-fryer tray and air-fry for 10 minutes. Open the air fryer, flip over the fritters, and air fry another 10 minutes.

If Baking:


Preheat oven to 400 degrees, place the formed fritters onto a Silpat-lined baking tray and bake for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven, flip fritters over and bake for another 15 minutes. Let fritters cool completely before enjoying.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 181Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 0mgSodium 93mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 6gSugar 3gProtein 6g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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Friday 7th of January 2022

[…] it with some chickpea curry and roti or with some of these black-eyed pea fritters for a delicious […]

John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 5th of January 2022

Neat idea! Love black-eyed peas, but have never had them in fritter form. I will, though. Thanks! And Happy New Year!

Gina

Friday 31st of December 2021

What a fun new way to enjoy black eyed peas! This is such a great twist!

Biana

Friday 31st of December 2021

These black eyed pea fritters looks delicious! What a great recipe for New Year's.

Claudia Lamascolo

Friday 31st of December 2021

very delicious and healthy this is a keeper recipe !

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