Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fried Black Eyed Peas

Just to be different, I thought I would make a different type of side dish to go with dinner. Make sure you season these well. Something new and different. I will definately try these out again!

1/2 pound bacon, chopped
2 cans black-eye peas, rinsed and drained
1/4 of one onion chopped thin
2 cloves of garlic minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or as needed
salt and black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.  Add onions & garlic to pan with the butter until translucent.  Mash the black-eye peas in a bowl with a fork or put in a mixer. Add the bacon into the peas, and stir in the onions & garlic and enough flour to make the mixture stick together. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Form the black-eye pea mixture into patties. Add the vegetable oil into the skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties until golden brown and crispy on each side, about 4 minutes per side.

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