Popcorn peas

By Kitchen Butterfly
April 16, 2010

Author Notes: Cousin to popcorn shrimp, and not a vegetarian replacement either. Crisp bites of seasoned peas, wrapped up in a shell of panko and flour and served on a bed of crisp, shredded lettuce, with tomato wedges and Tabasco or Louisiana hot sauce.Kitchen Butterfly

Serves: 2


  • 1/2 cup fresh spring peas, shelled and rinsed
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cups All purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons Panko or fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 small egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk or cream
  • All purpose/Creole seasoning/Indian spices
  • Vegetable oil, for deep frying


  1. Toss the peas with a teaspoon of all purpose seasoning, mixing well. Set aside
  2. Get 2 bowls: in one, mix the flour, panko and a teaspoon of all purpose seasoning and in the other bowl, beat the egg and milk/cream together.
  3. Put the oil in a deep pot/pan, and let it heat on medium - low while you continue
  4. The next steps involve: flour - eggwash - flour. So, toss the seasoned peas in the flour mixture, then in the egg wash, where you should let it sit for a minute or two. Then, toss it again in the flour mixture, so the grains become coated. If you need a guide to handling messy foods....forgive me, for I currently don't have one!
  5. The oil should be hot (about 180 deg C), or test with a cube of brown - which should brown in about 30 seconds. Fry the peas in 1 - 2 batches and gently stir, till they turn golden brown.
  6. Remove with a slotted spoon into a sieve and let drain for a couple of minutes.
  7. Serve on a bed of shredded lettuce with tomato wedges and some hot sauce.

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Reviews (8) Questions (0)


Author Comment
Kitchen B. August 11, 2011
Thanks for all your comments.
BlueKaleRoad August 9, 2011
Yum! Love the thought of crunchy, spiced peas.
boulangere August 8, 2011
Mmmm. I can practically taste the crunch already.
Midge May 10, 2011
What a great idea! Sound delish.
MyCommunalTable May 7, 2011
Love this idea. My son is allergic to eggs, but he can have a beer batter. I wonder if it would work here? I wish I had a few to pop in my mouth as I write this. Sounds fabulous.
Andreas D. April 25, 2010
That sounds fantastic. Will try with cumin/coriander and a hint of heat.
Kayb April 16, 2010
H'mmmm. Now THIS is an intriguing recipe. Badly as I hate to deep-fry anything -- it's just so much trouble -- I may have to crank up the deep fryer to try this.
aargersi April 16, 2010
Oh yum we will try this next time we fry!!!