Thank you Birds Eye Peas for sponsoring this post!
Peas are an often overlooked legume. We tend to think of them as more of a side dish or something we throw into a dish, last minute. Meanwhile chickpeas and beans are used for all kinds of dishes.
But green peas so delicious, sweet, they’re a great source of protein, fibre and other goodness. So I wanted to create a recipe that made the best of that. Green pea fritters!
These fritters turned out even better than I hoped for. There is something quite “meaty” about them, which would make them an excellent meat substitute in meals. I think kids would love these instead of nuggets, for example.
They also work as a falafel-alternative. Add them to pitta wraps, eat them with a salad or serve them as an appetizer with some dip. I’ve shared a recipe for a lovely, quick dairy-free herby yoghurt dip but honestly, I’ve mainly been eating these with some good old fashioned ketchup. ‘cos I’m classy.
Actually, I have a bit of history with Birds Eye…
When I was a kid, I used to go to a childminder’s house after school and she regularly served these peas as part of dinner. One of the few green things I would actually eat, being a fussy eater.
When my parents caught wind that I was actually enjoying something green and healthy, they started to serve peas at home for dinner. But I KNEW instantly that those peas were not Birds Eye. Or as I said “these are not Sue’s (my childminder’s name) peas…” And refused to eat them, like a little brat.
My parents of course found this ridiculous but because it was one of the few vegetables I ate, they catered to my demands and it’s been Birds Eye peas ever since.
So how about that for brand loyalty??? My parents still joke about my obsession with those peas.
But now onto the recipe!
These fritters are great straight from the oven but they’re also lovely cold as a snack or part of a salad.
One of the things I really love about them is how filling they are, thanks to their high fibre and protein content. So if you need a healthy snack to keep you going, these will really do the trick.
These fritters are:
Herby Yoghurt Dipping sauce
For the dipping sauce
Serving Size: fritter
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94 Carbohydrates: 14g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 2g Protein: 4g