Baked Black Eyed Peas Croquettes
* 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!