Monday, June 14, 2010

The Kind Diet - Black Eyed Pea Croquettes

I have been intrigued by the Black Eyed Pea Croquettes recipe in the The Kind Diet since I got my hands on it.  I'm a huge fan of falafel, so I wondered how an essentially gussied up falafel would taste with black eyed peas rather than garbanzos.  I have to say that it was quite good, though the recipe may have lacked some salt, or I lack salt discretion.  Probably the latter. The sauce is malt syrup and grainy dijon which was a fun new sauce to try. I think if I made these again, I might make a more savory sauce. Either way, it was a fun little project this afternoon :)

Nate's Two Cents: In my carnivorous days, I could always make room, no matter how full I might be, for something salty, fried, or sweet.  Some things never change.  I had just polished off a bowl of leftover lentil soup when (bam) Tara set these three lovely spherical fried things in front of me...and presto, the lentils were forgotten and I was good to go for a second lunch.  I have to say, if these aren't the best thing to happen to black eyed peas since Fergie, they're close.  Think hush-puppy consistency, falafel taste.  Filling and wonderful.  Don't worry if you've already eaten.  Your belly will make room.

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