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Black-Eyed Pea & Onion Fritters

Black-eyed peas are a staple in the South and, when coupled with whole grains (think brown rice or corn bread), they become a complete meatless protein. Plus, we call upon low-cal, zero-fat and cholesterol-free egg whites to hold it all together.
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Black-Eyed Pea & Onion Fritters recipe

Black-Eyed Pea & Onion Fritters

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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

FRITTER

  • 15.5 oz no-salt-added cooked or canned black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained (TRY:Eden Organic Black Eyed Peas)
  • 1 1-oz slice whole-wheat bread, torn into small pieces
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, finely chopped, seeded if desired
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided

SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tsp prepared horseradish

RICE

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 oz baby spinach, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Preparation

  1. Prepare fritters: In a medium bowl, add peas and partially mash with a fork or potato masher. Place bread in a blender and grind into coarse bread crumbs. Add bread crumbs to peas with scallions, bell pepper, garlic, egg whites, thyme, jalapeños, salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat 1 1/2 tsp oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium. Working in 2 batches, spoon fritter batter into skillet in 1/4-cup mounds, flattening slightly so they measure 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Cook for 3 minutes per side or until lightly golden. Once cooked, set aside on a separate plate. Repeat with remaining batter and 1 1/2 tsp oil.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare sauce: In a small bowl, stir together sour cream and horseradish.
  4. Prepare rice: In a medium bowl, combine rice ingredients and toss gently.
  5. To serve, divide rice mixture, fritters and sauce evenly among 4 plates.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 2 fritters, 1/2 rice, 2 T sauce
  • Calories: 331
  • Carbohydrate Content: 45 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 10 mg
  • Fat Content: 12 g
  • Fiber Content: 7 g
  • Protein Content: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 3 g
  • Sodium Content: 382 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 1 g