|For the pea batter|
|18 oz||Green peas, frozen|
|1 ¾ oz||Flour|
|125 ml||Tap water (4.4 oz)|
|1 dash||Salt (0.01 oz)|
|1 dash||Black pepper|
|For the chili pepper mixture|
|1||Sun-dried chili pepper (0.02 oz)|
|1 bunch||Parsley, fresh (1.1 oz)|
|½ bunch||Basil, fresh (0.7 oz)|
|1 tbsp||Olive oil (0.47 oz)|
For the pea batter
Let the frozen peas thaw and then cook about 6 minutes until soft.
If you are using fresh peas (sugar snap peas, garden peas, or wrinkled peas), you will need about 1.5 kg to end up with approximately 500 g peas; the rest is the peapods, which you can also eat. You can snap the peapods open and then use a finger to remove the peas. Cook fresh peas in a saucepan with well-salted boiling water for about 10 minutes until they are soft. A pinch of sugar can help the peas maintain their color.
Pass or press the cooked peas through a food mill or sieve so that you have a coarse purée.
For this, you can use a food mill (passe-vite) or a wooden pestle to help pass the peas through a fine sieve. An immersion blender or blender aren’t the best option but would also work.
Combine the pea purée with flour and water to form a batter. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
For the chili pepper mixture
Finely chop the chili peppers. Wash the herbs, shake dry, and stir into the batter along with the chili peppers.
The batter should pour slowly from the spoon, but not be too runny. If necessary, add either a bit more water or flour.
Heat the oil in a skillet, use a spoon to pour the batter for four pancakes into the skillet, and cook the pancakes on both sides until golden brown. The Savory Pea Pancakes with sun-dried chili peppers are now ready to serve.
Fresh peas: Pea pancakes are something special simply because of their green color. You can also use fresh peas, but you should first sprout these for just over three days.
Achieving the right consistency: The batter for the pea pancakes can be too runny so that the pancakes can’t hold their form. If this is the case, you can add some flour and then stir the batter again. This way your pancakes will turn out perfect.
In general, you shouldn’t purée the peas too finely; this way the batter will have a better consistency.
Taste and seasoning: For an extra touch, you can add some lime juice to the batter for the pea pancakes. If the limes are organic, you can also grate in some peel. You might also like to try adding a little curry, which makes for an interesting flavor.
Oil: It works well to use canola oil instead of olive oil.
Adding herbs: You can use the herbs listed in the recipe or try others such as sorrel. In addition, you can decide to add less or more, as is to your liking. Experiment a little bit so that you find the amount and combination that tastes best.