Pea & Ricotta Fritters

Ingredients

  • 300gm fresh green peas 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley 
  • 2 organic/free range eggs 
  • zest of 1 lemon 
  • 150g ricotta 
  • 3 tablespoons wholemeal spelt flour* 
  • Pinch of sea salt and pepper

*If you can't find wholemeal spelt flour, you can use plain wholemeal flour instead.

Instructions

  1. Blanch green peas for 1 minute then mash roughly by hand, not too much, you want to keep them chunky.
  2. Combine the smashed peas with parsley, egg, lemon zest and flour in a bowl.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Lastly, add the ricotta, mashing it through the pea mix – make sure to leave nice chunky bits of ricotta through the mix.
  5. Heat a pan over a low heat with a little olive oil.
  6. Cook spoonfuls of pea fritter mixture much as you would pikelets or small pancakes. You should get about 6 green pea fritters.
  7. REMEMBER – It’s important to cook them over a low gentle heat on each side until golden and cooked through.

Best served as an entree or light meal with a green salad.

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