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Fried Black-Eye Peas

Rated as 4.58 out of 5 Stars

"I make these with leftover cooked black-eyed peas cooked with ham hocks or smoked turkey from New Year's. I sometimes top with a fried green tomato or left over candied yams. Get creative with them. I've tried several variations. This is the basic version."
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30 m servings 325
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 patties)


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  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Mash the black-eye peas in a bowl with a fork. Crumble the bacon into the peas, and stir in the shallot, red peppers, and enough flour to make the mixture stick together. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Form the black-eye pea mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Melt the butter with the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties until golden brown and crispy on each side, about 4 minutes per side.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 325 calories; 15.2 31.1 16.4 28 1051 Full nutrition

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grew up mighty poor, meat was scarce on our table. my dad used to take the peas, mash them up and put all the seasonings you would use to make sausage, sometimes including some red pepper flakes...

these were really good, I had some leftover black eyed peas that needed to get used up- they were dry beans, of course soaked and cooked. I used my hand blender to mash them, but left some a pa...

Tasty! I used blackeyed peas with jalapenos which added just enough spice. My family loved them and say that the recipe is a keeper. The texture is very soft and I would like to make it a bit ...

Good recipe but I needed a LOT more than 3 TBS of flour. I frequently "guesstimate" my measurements but I think I used about 1 cup of flour to 3 cups of mashed peas. The mixture still never re...

I was plesently surprised with these! I fixed up a batch and served them with some fish and eveyone really enjoyed them! I pattied them out alot smaller and it seemed to work out great! Thank yo...

These were exactly what I was looking for - a vegetarian burger as enjoyable and satisfying as meat. Like some reviewers, I did find that the flour was not enough, so after having prepared every...

I think this came out really well! Very tasty. Even my super picky grandmother liked it! I did make some modifications though... 1. We didn't have any shallots, so I sauteed chopped brown oni...

I improvised a little with ingredients on hand... but this was a great starting place! I also made more, smaller patties because I like the crunchy bits on the outside so much. :) Thanks for sha...

Awe some!! Yum yum!!