pea fritters

pea fritters

pea frittersAs the school holidays roll on I am bringing you a series of my favourite kid friendly recipes that are guaranteed boredom busters to get the kids up and in the kitchen having fun!

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…

pea fritters

pea fritters

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.

pea fritters

Blitz until combined, scrape down the sides of the bowl if required.

pea fritters

Add the remaining peas and using a spatula gently fold through.

pea fritters

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.

pea fritters

Remove the fritters from the fry pan and drain on a little kitchen paper.

pea fritters

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

pea fritters

Pea fritters

Adapted from Bill Granger


500 grams peas

3 eggs

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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    • Wonderful! I am so happy to hear your little one enjoyed them! Grace loves this recipe, pea fritters have to be an all time family favourite of ours! And that’s fantastic you’ve got a stash in the deep freeze! Nothing beats being organised! Happy cooking :-)

  7. Baby is 7 1/2 months now and we tried the pea fritters today! She loved them! Excited to make a couple variations for her. They microwave well from frozen, so handy. Thanks!

    • Absolutely! I usually whip up a batch. Allow to cool. Wrap individually. Pop into the deep freeze. Then pop the fritters (still frozen) into the lunch box. By the time lunch rolls around the fritters are perfect. Of course this depends on your climate (living in Australia this works well but if you’re in a cooler climate you may need to pull the fritters out sooner). I hope this helps x

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  9. Having a go at these as we speak! I’ve made a mixture of pea, sweet corn and some turnip and pumpkin Mash we had left over for dinner last night! Great little website

  10. Dumb, dumb question I’m sure… But do frozen peas have to be cooked first and then added to recipe?? Sorry, sooooo not a natural cook!!

  11. I really love this website!! Congratulations for it! I have an 8 m.o boy amd like to prepare this fritters for him (and me also), but I just wanna clearfy something. The pea is raw, not boiled, right? This recipe cannot be a chocking hazard due to the peas not smashed?
    Thanks a lot!

  12. I’m so excited about this website!
    My baby boy is 7 1/2 months old and now trying BLW. I may have left it too late though as has been on purées or mashes for a while but know I need to try.

    So far he does try pretty much everything but eats very little as either gets bored or frustrated and I’m worries he’s not eating enough- so tempted to go back to purées and mashed food for a few more weeks- will give these recipes a try first. Wish me luck!!

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  15. Just made these and my 8 month old is loving them! (And me!) So looking forward to cooking her more of your lovely recipes. Thank you for such different ideas.

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  17. Hi!
    I was just wondering how you think these would go with no food processor :)
    I don’t own one but want to try some of your fritter recipes!

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  19. Hiya, I love your site…so cute and really helpful!

    I’ve made a batch of fritters this week for my 7 months old daughter, who loved them (as did we!) and she’s had them twice, but I’ve noticed that they’re making her mega constipated. I give her plenty of water with her meals which always include fruit and veg….do you have any idea why this might be happening and how I can fix it? They’re such a great idea and was so excited to find this recipe!

  20. In grams how much is 1 1\2 cups of flour. I love your website but live in the UK. I’ve tried the sweet corn recipe and guessed the quantity but dont think I got it right. Thanks

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  23. Hi, my son is allergic to egg, any suggestions on what I can substitute the eggs for in the fritter recipes? Oh and we live in the UK and he is 7 months. Thanks!

  24. Recently found this blog while searching for baby led weaning recipe ideas – I love it! I’m totally hopeless in the kitchen but started today with your pea fritters and apart from having to use a tiny tommee tippee food processor they were so easy to make, me and the 6 month old little man loved them! I’m off to buy a standard size food processor and can’t wait to make the sweetcorn fritters next :)
    Just one silly question – what do you wrap in to go in the freezer – would a sandwich bag work? Also I live in the UK and used a set of measuring cups just fine, at least I think I did, they tasted good to me!

    • Oh thank you for your comment! I have been stressing about this measuring cups issue! I have seen Nigella use measuring cups and thought the UK was the same as Aus and the US:-) I am so happy your fritters turned out well. Not a silly question at all, I usually wrap my fritters individually in cling film then pop into either a freezer sandwich bag or container. I find this keeps them really fresh. Thanks again. Happy cooking xxx

  25. Does anyone know how many fritters this recipe makes? Also live in the UK and love the blog. Just made the sweet carrot muffins and they are yummy!

  26. Hi there! I’ve just made the pea and corn fritters for my 9 month old! I do have some feedback if you don’t mind. I made the corn ones first and found them to be a bit too doughy for my little guy, so I had a can of chickpeas on hand, for the pea fritters I used only half a cup of flour and half a can of chickpeas. He seemed to enjoy them a lot more and had an easier time eating them. I LOVE your site and all these recipes to experiment from!!

  27. I just made these for my 6 month old boy and he absolutely loved them! So glad we have a stash in the freezer! We have been trying a few different things with him and he has been very open to trying new food but I wanted to start making his food more interesting than the same rotation of steamed vedge and fruit at every meal time and I stumbled upon your website. I have to say, it is wonderful and I am definitely going to try out some more recipes!

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