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.
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.
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:
- Smoked paprika
- Black-eyed peas
- Frozen spinach
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.
- 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.
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.
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