Southern Pea Falafels
Southern Peas (commonly known as Black-Eyed peas) are highly nutritious – they are a high source of protein and fiber. We cook these beans in my family at festive gatherings and we also consider them to carry good luck to those who enjoy them.
- 1 1/2 cup Dry Southern Peas (Black Eyed Peas)
- 1 cup Parsley (chopped)
- 1/2 cup Onion
- 2 Tbsp Chickpea Flour
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- Salt to Taste
- Oil Spray
- Soak the Southern Peas for 8 hours in water.
- Tip: I prefer to soak them overnight instead so it is easier for me in the morning.
- Once they are soaked, drain the water and put all the Southern Peas in the food processor.
- Put parsley, garlic, black pepper, onion, salt and chickpea flour into the food processor as well.
- Pulse them in the food processor until all the ingredients are crushed and mixed.
- Tip: Do not blend the ingrdients, you are looking for a coarse texture to the mixture.
- Check to make sure that you can form a ball out of the mixture. If you cannot easily make a ball and the mixture is not sticking together, then add a little more chickpea flour and pulse the mixture again 1-2 times.
- Make patties or balls out of the mixture and put them in the air fryer. If your air fryer is small, put only one batch of patties/balls in at a time.
- Spray the patties/balls with 2 sprays of oil
- Cook them in the air fryer at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
- Flip or rotate all the patties/balls in the air fryer.
- After this, increase the temperature of the air fryer to 400 degrees and cook for another 8 minutes.
- Do this for all batches of patties/balls that you may have.
Your falafels are done – you may enjoy them with the dip of your choice, such as tzatziki sauce or any other sauce.
These falafels can be stored in the fridge for 3 days.