Garden pea fritters

    25 min

    Garden peas are mashed up with Parmesan cheese, eggs and flour and shaped into rounds. Fry until crispy on the outside and serve warm with a dollop of spicy mayonnaise.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 225g green peas
    • 60g plain flour, or as needed
    • 25g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon milk, or as needed
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Cook peas in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl; mash peas using a fork.
    2. Mix flour, Parmesan cheese, egg, milk, baking powder, salt and pepper into mashed peas, adding more milk or flour until mixture holds together. Shape pea mixture into rounds about 2cm thick.
    3. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat; fry pea fritters until golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

    Parmesan cheese

    Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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    3 1/2 stars is probably closer to the true rating. I made these as the recipe stated except with GF flour since we avoid wheat. My husband said they reminded him of mushy peas, which he loves, but we both think they would be better with sauteed onions and garlic added to the mixture. And I think I could cut back on the flour next time a bit. Still, it's a great idea, and I'll make again with some additions to suit our tastes. Don't skip the freshly grated fact I would add even more next time.  -  07 May 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These beauties were a new way for us to eat our peas. However, I added 1/2 c. finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese to the batter also before frying. I will also suggest that you make the patties as small as possible this makes the frying much easier, and the taste a whole lot better. Lastly, I deep-fried them in canola oil. They were divine!!!! My son wants them all the time with his pork chops! Erika, McDonough, GA  -  16 Jan 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were great!! I highly recommend adding some flavor to these - I did 1/2 tsp garlic and onion powder and next time would add some finely diced red onion. I also added some breadcrumbs because they were very mushy and would not bind. So added breadcrumbs to the mixture and dredged the patties in crumbs before frying. My kids weren't crazy about these, but who cares - I loved them!  -  07 Sep 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)