A Southern holiday staple with a new twist!
Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen
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Deep-Fried Black-Eyed Pea and Ham Bites with a Sweet Cranberry Dipping Sauce
Total:
20 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
5 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
20 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
5 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Dipping Sauce:

Directions

Dipping Sauce:

In a large bowl combine the peas, shallot, bell pepper and ham. Mix in cornstarch, egg whites, salt and pepper, to taste.

For the dipping sauce:

In a small saucepan, combine cranberry sauce, syrup and garlic powder. Heat through until warm. Cover and keep warm.

Heat oil in a Dutch oven or deep-fryer until it reaches 325 degrees F. Working in batches and using 2 teaspoons, carefully slide small portions (bites) of the pea mixture into the hot oil. Note: The pea mixture is not very firm, so you have to slide them into the hot oil

very slowly to they will keep their shape. Deep-fry for approximately 5 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel lined baking tray.

Serve alongside warm cranberry dipping sauce.

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