Baked Black Eyed Peas Croquettes

Baked Black Eyed Peas Croquettes

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups dry black eyed peas--soaked overnight and prepared to taste
  2. 1/4 cup flour
  3. 1/4 cup cornmeal
  4. 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  5. 1/2 teaspoon each: dried basil, dried parsley
  6. 1 -1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  7. salt
  8. pepper 

Method:

* Prepare black eyed peas ahead of time. Cook until tender. Set aside. Mix flour, cornmeal, and cornstarch with a dash of salt and pepper. Set aside. Lightly grease baking pan. Set aside.

*Smash black eyed peas. Mix smashed beans with dried herbs and 1 cup panko bread crumbs. Adjust seasoning to taste. Mixture should be sticky but formable. If too sticky, add more bread crumbs. 

*Form mixture into patties/croquettes. Dredge lightly in flour/cornmeal mixture. Add to prepared baking dish. Bake ~15-20 minutes. Flip. Bake ~10 -15 additional minutes. Serve with dipping sauce of choice! (I made an avocado "sour cream" sauce, as well as a spicy cranberry relish!).  Enjoy! 

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