Today’s tasty recipe is pea fritters! Wonderfully simple yet deliciously satisfying! These fritters are a favourite at our place because they are so simple to prepare, make an awesome healthy and nutritious addition to the lunch box and surplus fritters are happily frozen ready for a simple dinner or lunch box treat another day.
For the kids, these pea fritters along with a little side salad of tomato, lettuce and bocconcini make a wonderful dinner. And for the big kids I have been known to turn these fritters into a little breakfast for dinner delight by serving the fritters alongside grilled bacon and a poached egg all of which is blanketed under a good drizzling of lovely hollandaise sauce. These pea fritters are truly simple to prepare and can be whipped up in less than 15, check out my step-by-step instructions…
To begin, start by placing ¾ of the peas, the eggs, flour, baking powder, spring onions, herbs and lemon zest in the bowl of a food processor.
Blitz until combined, scrape down the sides of the bowl if required.
Add the remaining peas and using a spatula gently fold through.
Using a ¼ measuring cup, ladle the fritter batter onto a non-stick fry pan over medium heat and griddle until golden brown, flipping halfway.
Remove the fritters from the fry pan and drain on a little kitchen paper.
We served the pea fritters alongside a light salad of mixed leaves, sliced tomato, torn bocconcini and a lovely drizzling of basil pesto. Enjoy! X
Adapted from Bill Granger
500 grams peas
2 spring onions, roughly chopped
1 ½ cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 handful of fresh herbs (I used basil, parsley and mint)
1 lemon, zested
Vegetable oil, for frying
In the bowl of a food processor place the peas (hold back 1 cup of peas to fold through later) eggs, spring onions, flour, baking powder, fresh herbs and lemon zest. Pulse until combined. Fold through remaining peas. Heat a lightly greased fry pan to medium- high heat, ladle tablespoon sized dollops of the batter onto pan and cook for a couple of minutes, flip and cook the other side until lovely and golden. Serve warm or pack in the lunch box.
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