Northumbrian Carlings (Peas and Onion Herb Cakes)

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Soak the peas overnight in cold water.
  2. Drain and rinse thoroughly.
  3. Place in a large saucepan and cover with the stock (or water).
  4. Boil for 1 - 2 hours, stirring regularly, add extra stock (or water) if needed, until the peas are tender.
  5. Allow to cool.
  6. Drain (reserving the liquid).
  7. Place into a bowl with breadcrumbs, onion, herbs, half of the butter (melted) and season to taste.
  8. Mix well to form a stiff mixture, adding a little of the reserved liquid (if required).
  9. Shape into cakes, lightly dust with seasoned flour.
  10. Melt remaining butter in a frying pan and fry until golden brown, turning once.
  11. Serve immediately with gammon, ham or grilled bacon.
  12. Alternatively, they can be used as a part of a vegetarian meal.

 

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