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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fried Black Eyed Peas

This snack has been quite a hit at the office. A savory and sweet crunchy snack recipe from the lovely Linda Sullivan!

Fried Black Eyed Peas


8 oz Dried Black Eyed Peas
¼ Cup Dark Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Coarse Salt
¼ tsp Smoked Spanish Paprika
1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper (optional)

8 cups Vegetable Oil


Soak the black eyed peas in a bowl of cold water for a minimum of 3 hours.

Drain and pat dry.

Combine the dry ingredients and whisk together. Set aside.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat to 375° F (reading on a deep fry thermometer).

Working in batches, fry the black eyed peas until golden brown.

Transfer to and drain on paper towels.

Toss black eyed peas and the dry ingredients together to coat the peas.

Store in a covered plastic container (It won’t be needed long!).


Blogger Connie said...

Sounds delicious! Where does one find Smoked Spanish Paprika?

Sun Sep 26, 09:55:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Dr. Dave said...

Also called pimenton'.

Here is a web site selling Smoked Spanish Paprika:|8504|smoked%20paprika||S|b|5841392042&gclid=CMb00L7DqKQCFYXV5wodTBSV5g

Mon Sep 27, 04:17:00 PM CDT  

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