Black-Eyed Pea Fritters with Hot Pepper Relish
You can never have too many side dish recipes, so give Black-Eyed Pea Fritters with Hot Pepper Relish a try. One portion of this dish contains approximately 1g of protein, 2g of fat, and a total of 28 calories. This gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian recipe serves 36. If you have onion, egg, vegetable oil, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes.
Put peas in water to cover by 2 inches and soak 8 hours.
Purée bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, chile, and salt in 2 batches in a food processor.
Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then stir in purée (use caution as it will splatter). Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid is evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
Purée peas, onion, and chile in food processor until as smooth as possible, then blend in egg and salt. With motor running, add 3 tablespoons water and blend until smooth and fluffy (add remaining tablespoon water if necessary to form a batter just thin enough to drop from a spoon).
Heat oil in a 4-quart heavy pot (preferably cast-iron) until thermometer registers 360°F. Working in batches of 8, gently drop tablespoons of batter into hot oil, using a small spoon to scrape batter from tablespoon. Fry, stirring constantly (to prevent fritters from browning too quickly), until golden, about 2 minutes, then transfer to paper towels to drain. Return oil to 360°F between batches.