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Fried Black-Eye Peas

Fried Black-Eye Peas

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
MAJIX

MAJIX

I make these with leftover cooked black-eyed peas cooked with ham hocks or smoked turkey from New Year's. I sometimes top with a fried green tomato or left over candied yams. Get creative with them. I've tried several variations. This is the basic version.

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  • Calories:
  • 325 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.1g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 16.4 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 1148 mg
  • 46%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Mash the black-eye peas in a bowl with a fork. Crumble the bacon into the peas, and stir in the shallot, red peppers, and enough flour to make the mixture stick together. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Form the black-eye pea mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Melt the butter with the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties until golden brown and crispy on each side, about 4 minutes per side.
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Reviews

crystal
9

crystal

1/20/2011

these were really good, I had some leftover black eyed peas that needed to get used up- they were dry beans, of course soaked and cooked. I used my hand blender to mash them, but left some a partly unmashed. I also roasted the red peppers myself. Next time I make them I think I will add more flour, so they stick together better. Also I think they need a little bit of sauce. I will try a few out next time and see what I like best.

Carolyn Major
8

Carolyn Major

9/7/2010

Tasty! I used blackeyed peas with jalapenos which added just enough spice. My family loved them and say that the recipe is a keeper. The texture is very soft and I would like to make it a bit firmer.

Nancy Kelley Harris
5

Nancy Kelley Harris

12/31/2012

grew up mighty poor, meat was scarce on our table. my dad used to take the peas, mash them up and put all the seasonings you would use to make sausage, sometimes including some red pepper flakes, added some flour i think, anyway made them into patties and fried them up in bacon grease, He called it pea sausage,,you would never guess it wasn't sausage. My dad has been gone many years, I still make them sometime

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