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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Southern Blackeyed Pea Croquettes and Sweet Potato Biscuits

If you haven't stopped by 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.

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)


Susan Voisin said...

Oh, this looks so good! I'm a sucker for blackeyed peas, so I will have to try this version. Thanks so much for participating in the contest.

I am so sorry to hear about your kitty. It's always hard when our babies are sick. I'll be keeping you both in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Your patties look fantastic. I love black eye peas.

I'm sorry to hear about Tilly. I hope she's doing better.

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Wow, those Southern Black-Eyed Pea Croquettes (along with your entire dinner plate) look like such a fabulous, home-cooked meal to enjoy. Yum!

Poor Tilly - I'm continuing to pray that she will get better. Aww, that "peek-a-boo" picture of her is adorable! :0)

aTxVegn said...

Black-Eyed Pea Croquettes sounds so good! And I have sweet potato biscuits on my list of must do's.

Tilly looks so sweet.

Anonymous said...

It's been a while since I've had a chance to blog-hop and I was so saddened when I stopped by this morning to learn about Tilly's cancer. I am thinking good thoughts for her and hoping that you are able to spend some quality time with her.

Big big hugs going out your way!

Amy said...

I've been away for a couple of weeks and came back to well over 200 blog entries to catch up on!

I'm so sorry to hear about Tilly. She's just beautiful.

These croquettes look yummy!

Ruthie said...

*hugs* I am sorry about Tilly's cancer. She looks like a really sweet baby. I have an older kitty too (Poo Bear) and we don't know how much longer he'll be with us... he has severe muscle atrophy in his legs and spine and spends almost all day and night sleeping. He's still our prince, though. I've known him twice as long as I've known my husband!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

Dinner looks fabulous! Blackeyed peas must have been perfect in this dish - and sweet potato biscuits? YUM! Hang in there cute Tilly!

scottishvegan said...

I am so sorry to hear about Tilly. Big hugs from me. I will be thinking of you all.