If you haven't stopped by fatfreevegan.com you should. Susan is having a "Can this recipe be saved" contest. I thought I would give this a try. I searched through my cupboards, freezer, and refrigerator and realized I had very few of the ingredients her recipe called for so I decided to get inventive. Here is my loosely and I mean loosely based version of Susan's recipe.
I served mine with simple vegan gravy, sweet potato biscuits , recipe from Chris and Darlene, and freshly steamed spinach. True these are far from Susan's Thai Pumpkin Croquettes, but I so enjoyed using her recipe for inspiration, making them, and eating them.
Ready to bake
Dinner is served!
Southern Black eyed Pea Croquettes
15 large croquettes
12 ounces of fresh green beans
1 cup of fresh kale
2 cups of cooked black eyed peas
2 T. tamari
1 T. "no chicken" broth
1/2 cup vital wheat gluten
1 T. flax seed meal mixed with 2 T. boiling water
2 T. nutritional yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
1 t. pepper
1/2 t. sea salt
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. onion powder
Bake at 425 degree oven
Clean and trim the green beans. Pulse them in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Pour them into a large bowl. Next remove the thick stems of your kale, place the leaves in a food processor and pulse them until chopped fairly fine, but not mush. Add the kale to the bowl of green beans. Next place your cooked black eyed peas into the food processor and pulse until they are well chopped. I think you could use a potato masher for this step too. Mix all the ingredients together until well mixed and let sit for about 5 min.
Spray your non-stick cookie sheet with oil. I used a cookie dough scoop to measure out my batter then formed them into nice even rounds. Place them on the cookie sheet about 1/2 inch apart. Bake for 20 minutes, turn and bake another 15-20 minutes.
UPDATE ON TILLY
For the past two nights our sweet Tilly has had trouble keeping her dinner and medicine down. I have cut her portion in half hoping that this will help. Otherwise she is doing well, sleeping more, but appears in no pain. She looks like a peek-a-boo kitty. :o)