"Fun, funky and full of flavor! Think 'far out bar goodies' or your next full-fledged addiction. There's a crazy depth to the flavor and a buttery afterburn. Precooking the peas can be done a day in advance, making serving quick and easy. Enjoy!" — *Fat~Dog~Lane*
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dried black-eyed peas, sorted and rinsed
onion, cut into large dice
jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
canola oil for frying
seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)
I just love this recipe because it's fun & different :o) If the peas are fried long enough, they're light & crispy, almost hollow & pop in your mouth. Be sure they're nice & cool before frying. Use a nice sized onion because the fried onion bits are great! The Old Bay & kosher salt are totally to taste, just like salting your popcorn, taste as you go. I hope you enjoy, thanks for trying!! :o)
I was not impressed. What an oily mess and a terrible jolt to ones system (meaning your body). And one does what, with these fried things? Yes I fried them as the recipe called for and it looked just like the picture, but please...popcorn would have been better.
I made these for my get together last night and everyone talked about how they have never heard of these or even tried these before. I will admit I messed up the recipe. I forgot to add the old bay. Instead I ended up seasoning with ground red pepper and kosher salt. (may be helpful for those that dont have the old bay) They tasted almost like little potato chips. Very Good, Thanks!
Crunchy outside, full of flavor inside. The recipe is good as it is. We've made couple of changes just to try to get different tastes. Used Italian spice mix and red hot chili to season after frying. Drained the extra oil. I put a layer of Turkish yogurt on a plate and put the beans on it. Hot-cold, crunchy-soft, spicy-plain.... Wonderful joy of tastes.... Thank you for this different recipe.
My friends loved these! Crispy, salty, flavorful & snacky :) Mine turned out nice & light, not greasy like another reviewer, maybe their oil needed to be hotter. I made sure mine were well drained before frying too. So what if they're not healthy, they're fried!! Like other guilty pleasures, not an everyday thing but fun for guests & really tasty. Thanks!!
Mmmmmm! big hit at our place We grow our own and this is a different way to use them. I used a cajun season salt and extra garlic salt. Be sure to drain well on paper towels.I did a quick soak method ,worked fine
I must've been missing something, but this did not turn out good for me. Frying the peas was very painful - they oil kept bubbeling and overflowing from the pot even when only a few of the peas were pu in there. Had to dich tthe recipe latminute. Not sure what went wrong - sounded a great recipe on first read.
Just made these for the first time. I must say they turned out fantastic! Nice, light and not too greasy just make sure your oil is nice and hot. The only thing I changed was using sea salt instead of kosher. All my family loved this recipe, I will definitely be making this again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Deep Fried Black Eyed Peas
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 28
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