Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Aimee's Black-Eyed Pea Squares

Makes 12 squares

1 1/2 cups dried black-eyed peas, soaked overnight
oil for frying
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 cup flour
3 eggs, beaten
8 oz. sour cream
1 TB soy sauce
1/2 tsp salt plus more to taste
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

1. Heat oil in saucepan & saute onion & garlic. Drain the peas and add to saucepan along with thyme, oregano, & basil. Add enough water to just cover; bring to boil, reduce heat, cover & simmer 40 minutes or until peas are tender.
2. Partially mash the pea mixture. Stir in flour, eggs, sour cream, soy sauce, & salt. Spread mixture in oiled 13 x 9 baking dish.
3. In small bowl combine bread crumbs & cheese; sprinkle over the top. Cover & bake 55 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into squares & serve with ketchup or other condiment of choice.
Option: cut into larger squares & serve on a bun as a burger

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