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“These are served like potato cakes, but are made with dried green peas. The recipe says their good served with homemade tomato sauce, or alongside the 'full english' cooked breakfast. I think they'd also be good with fish and chips, or steak and chips. If you like mushy peas or pease pudding, you'll probably like these. Cooking time does not include soaking time for the dried peas. Directions for freezing included.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces dried whole green peas
  • 2 ounces fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 12 teaspoon mixed herbs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 ounce butter


  1. Soak peas overnight in cold water. Drain and place in large pan. Add 1 1/2 (english) pints (750 ml) water and bring to a boil.
  2. Boil steadily for about two hours, until peas are tender. Leave to cool.
  3. Mix with the breadcrumbs, onion, herbs, and seasoning to form a stiff mixture.
  4. Shape into patties with floured hands.
  5. Fry in butter until lightly browned. Serve hot.
  6. You can freeze these up to step 5. To cook from frozen, defrost, pat dry to remove any excess moisture, and fry as in step 5.

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