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Florida Vegetable Recipe

Black-Eyed Pea Cakes with Cranberry Salsa

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Ingredients  
Amount Ingredient
2  15-ounce cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1 large egg
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
1/2 cup bottled roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
1/3 cup red onion, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cloves garlic, minced
  oil for frying
 

Preparation
Process 1 1/2 cups black-eyed peas in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Whisk together egg, cumin, and salt in a large bowl. Add chopped peas, remaining whole peas, 3/4 cup breadcrumbs, and next 5 ingredients. Stir well to combine. Place remaining 1/2 cup breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. Using a 1/4 cup measure, shape pea mixture into a cake; dredge in breadcrumbs. Repeat with remaining mixture and breadcrumbs. Place cakes on a baking sheet lined with plastic wrap; cover and chill overnight. Pour oil to a depth of 1 inch into a large skillet; heat to 350 degrees F. Fry cakes 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain well on paper towels. Serve immediately with Cranberry Salsa.

Yield
12 appetizer or 6 entree servings

Cranberry Salsa

Ingredients  
Amount Ingredient
1 1/2 cups cranberries
1/2 cup bottled roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 green onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
 

Preparation
Process cranberries in a food processor until coarsely chopped; transfer to a bowl. Add bell peppers and remaining ingredients, stirring well to combine. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Yield
2 cups

Recipe revised from Best of Southern Living.

Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 133, Calories From Fat 6, Total Fat .64g, Saturated Fat .17g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 18mg, Total Carbohydrates 25g, Protein 5g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.01g

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