#14: Black-Eyed Pea Cakes!


Black-Eyed Pea Cakes with Adobo Cream (from Cooking Light magazine)

  • ¼ c fat-free sour cream (or Tofutti sour cream)
  • 1 t adobo sauce
  • 1 (15.8 oz.) can no-salt-added black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ c dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 T finely chopped onion
  • ½ t bottled minced garlic
  • ½ t ground cumin
  • ½ t salt
  • ¼ t black pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten (or egg substitute)
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 ½ t olive oil
  • ¼ c shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or shredded rice cheese)
  1. Combine sour cream and adobo sauce in a small bowl.
  2. Place beans in a medium bowl; partially mash with a fork. Stir in breadcrumbs and next 7 ingredients (through egg white). With floured hands, divide pea mixture into ½-inch-thick patties.
  3. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties; cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden and thoroughly heated. Remove from pan and top each cake with a sprinkling of cheese. Serve with sour cream sauce.