If black-eyed peas and collard greens are a New Year’s Day tradition for you, then why not enjoy them together in croquette form?
Today, I’ve partnered with Honest Cooking and Cavit to bring y’all these Black-Eyed Peas And Collard Greens Croquettes. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that keep this SriLankan Runnin!
In the early years of my life here in Atlanta, I never quite jumped on the whole Southern New Year’s tradition of black-eyed peas and collard greens. My first introduction to black-eyed peas and collard greens was at a friend’s house – where she had cooked them up extra mushy with ham hock. Alas, my taste-buds were not tickled and so I stayed far, far away from them – together or separately.
Then, fast forward twelve years, and my parents moved here to Atlanta. Their first New Year’s Day here, they invited my daughter and I over for lunch and guess what my mom had prepared? Yup, there on the dining table was a dish filled with black-eyed peas and collard greens! “When in Rome…” my mom said as she ladled spoonfuls onto our plates. But, these were not the mushy black-eyed peas and collard greens I had bumped into many years ago. My mom had put her own Sri Lankan spin on black-eyed peas and collard greens, and my taste-buds did a happy dance at this perfectly seasoned and cooked version!
Since then, black-eyed peas and collard greens have become a staple in our home. Nowadays, My daughter and I enjoy them year round AND on New Year’s Day – in anything from stir fries, curries and vegetarian hashes.
This year, for New Year’s Day, I figured I would take the black-eyed peas, collard greens and potato hash I make and croquette-fy it.
Aaaaaaaaaannnnnd, my friends, that’s how these Black-Eyed Peas And Collard Greens Croquettes were born! These are really simple to make and are so flavor packed from the caramelized onion, garlic, ginger, cumin, and coriander. And, the breaded and fried coating doesn’t hurt either!
Paired with Cavit wines, these Black-Eyed Peas And Collard Greens Croquettes are sure to be a tasty hit at your New Year’s Eve get-together or New Years Day lunch party.
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