I have been intrigued by the Black Eyed Pea Croquettes recipe in the The Kind Diet since I got my hands on it. I'm a huge fan of falafel, so I wondered how an essentially gussied up falafel would taste with black eyed peas rather than garbanzos. I have to say that it was quite good, though the recipe may have lacked some salt, or I lack salt discretion. Probably the latter. The sauce is malt syrup and grainy dijon which was a fun new sauce to try. I think if I made these again, I might make a more savory sauce. Either way, it was a fun little project this afternoon :)
Nate's Two Cents: In my carnivorous days, I could always make room, no matter how full I might be, for something salty, fried, or sweet. Some things never change. I had just polished off a bowl of leftover lentil soup when (bam) Tara set these three lovely spherical fried things in front of me...and presto, the lentils were forgotten and I was good to go for a second lunch. I have to say, if these aren't the best thing to happen to black eyed peas since Fergie, they're close. Think hush-puppy consistency, falafel taste. Filling and wonderful. Don't worry if you've already eaten. Your belly will make room.