This is my original version of black-eyed pea fritters, I have had a somewhat similar fritter called Akara when I lived in England, it is a Nigerian fritter, also known as Accara, Bean Balls or bean Fritas. 

Best Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

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My version is way easier to prepare than traditional Akara, with Akara you have to soak the black-eyed peas and remove the skin. That process is way too time-consuming for me. 

I have made Nigerian Moi Moi and that process of soaking the black-eyed peas and removing the skin turns me off making it. I love to be in and out of the kitchen.

My version turned out very tasty and crunchy without all that work. It is also vegan and gluten-free. Other delicious Black-Eyed Pea recipes to try are my Southern Black-Eyed Peas and Black-Eyed Peas Curry.

Black-Eyed Pea Fritters Ingredients

How To Make Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

Add well cooked and tender black-eyed peas to a bowl, add all-purpose gluten-free flour, onion powder, Italian seasoning baking powder,, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and water.

Mix well together to form a ball, you can use your hand or potato masher. Form into balls then press to form patties. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high, add patties and fry for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Serve with Ranch Dressing.

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Nutrition

(Per portion)
  • Energy: 84 kcal / 351 kJ
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbs: 6 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Cooking: 6 min
  • Ready in: 11 min
  • For: 18 portions

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place black-eyed peas, flour, onion powder, Italian seasoning, baking powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and salt in a bowl. Mix to combine with hands or potato masher.
  2. Add water and form into a ball, break off pieces and roll into balls then flatten to form into patties. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high, add fritters and cook on each side until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. Repeat until all the batter is cooked.
  3. Delicious served with vegan ranch dressing.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.