Black Eyed Pea Cakes ( to Go With Collard Greens)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Here's a bit of a twist on every Southerner's standard New Years Day meal. Of course they can be made on their own, but try with Traditional Southern Greens (Mustard, Turnip or Collards).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sautee onion, garlic and thyme in 1 tsp of olive oil for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Combine onion mixture,1 can of peas, lemon juice,egg, bread crumbs,parsley, salt and black and red peppers in a food processor or blender, pulsing until well blended.
  3. Combine pea mixture with remaining can of peas and stir well.
  4. Shape pea mixture into patties.
  5. Dredge in cornmeal.
  6. Fry in oil 2-3 minutes per side or until browned and heated through.


Most Helpful

I loved these! I made a few changes. I used regular onion in place of the green onion and a green bell pepper instead of red bell pepper and I baked these at 375 for about 12 minutes on each side. My dad, who is a big black-eyed peas fan said these were just alright (I don't think he liked anyone tinkering with his beloved black-eyeds) but I really loved the twist this recipe put on traditional black-eyed peas.

TexasHurricane July 23, 2007

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