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Ham and Pea Fritters
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5 Ingredient Ham and Pea Fritters

These Ham and Pea Fritters make such a great after school snack. They come together so quickly, use only 5 ingredients and fill up little bellies fast. Enjoy them as is, with some tomato ketchup or sour cream. Easy prep and can be made ahead.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Anytime
Keyword: pea fritters
Servings: 9 cakes
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Whole Food Bellies

Equipment

  • saucepan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green peas (fresh or frozen: see notes for prep needed)
  • ½ cup chopped ham deli ham, bacon or leftover ham will work here
  • 2 eggs (for vegan alternative: see notes)
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil of choice (I use avocado, but olive oil or coconut oil work well too)

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix the peas and ham with the egg until coated.
  • Using a sieve, slowly add in the flour and the baking powder to the pea mixture, and gently combine.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat some cooking oil of choice (I used avocado oil) in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add a tablespoon to ¼ cup of the mixture at a time (depending on how big you want the fritters).
  • Cook for about 3 minutes on one side, or until it's lightly browned, flip, and cook another 3 minutes, or until it's lightly browned. Remove and repeat for all the other pea fritters.
  • Serve immediately or allow to cool and then store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

These are best served right away, when they are hot. However, I have popped leftovers into the fridge for a day or two, and they have been just fine as little snacks.
To make this recipe suitable for vegans, replace the egg with a chia egg. Mix 1 tbsp of chia seeds with 3 tbsp water, stir and allow to sit for about 5 minutes. Once jelly-like then use it in place of an egg.
Batter too dry? If your eggs are on the smaller side you might end up with a batter that is a little dry. Just add some milk a tbsp at a time to loosen the batter up and it should cook up just fine.
Frozen vs fresh peas: if you use frozen peas you will want to quickly thaw by popping in a bowl of hot water for a couple of minutes. If you like a nice soft texture in the fritters than you should cook the frozen pease in boiling water for about 4 minutes.
If you are using fresh peas you should cook them in bowling water for about 4 minutes before continuing with the recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 7.9mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.6mg