Hoppin' John Fritters

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Author Notes: Make a big batch of Hoppin' John (traditional New Year's Black-eyed Pea Stew) and serve the leftovers as crispy fritters with a spicy aioli. Early Morning Farm


Serves 4

Hoppin' John

  • 2 cups dried black-eyed peas
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 celeriac, peeled and diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper
  1. In a large stock pot, sauté the onions, celeriac, and carrots in olive oil. When softened add beans and stock to the pan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 45 – 50 minutes. Add liquid as necessary. Beans are done when tender. Remove from heat, and season with salt, pepper, and cider vinegar. Serve over rice.

Hoppin' John Fritters

  • 2 cups cooked Hoppin' John
  • 1/2 cup oat flour or quick or whole oats ground in a food processor
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • corn meal for dredging
  • canola oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon pureed chipotle in adobo
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  1. Use a fine mesh strainer to strain excess liquid from the beans. Lightly mash the beans, and then stir oats and egg into the beans. If the mixture looks too soupy, add a few more tablespoons of oats. Spread about a half cup of cornmeal onto a plate. Set the plate and bean mixture next to the stove while the oil heats.
  2. Heat a 1/2 inch of oil, in a cast iron pan for frying. When the oil is shimmering, drop about a 1/4 cup of the bean mixture onto the cornmeal. Carefully flip and transfer to the skillet. Fry about 3 fritters at a time, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Drain on rack or paper towels.
  3. Whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, and chipotle in a small bowl. Taste and adjust chipotle or vinegar if necessary. Serve each fritter topped with a dollop of the aioli.

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