Black-Eyed Pea Cakes with Chipotle Tarter Sauce Recipe

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Black-Eyed Pea Cakes with Chipotle Sauce

Ingredients for Cakes:

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup silken tofu
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup flour

Directions:

Spray a non-stick skillet lightly with olive oil and sauté the onion until it softens. Add the garlic, and cook for one minute more. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and add 1 can of black-eyed peas and all remaining ingredients EXCEPT cornmeal and flour. Process until smooth.

Pour the mixture into a medium-sized mixing bowl and stir in the other can of black-eyed peas. Add the cornmeal and flour, and stir until blended.

Cover the bowl and refrigerate while you preheat the oven to 400F. Allow the mixture to chill for about 15 minutes.

To make more rounded cakes use a muffin pan. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of batter into each oiled cup of the pan and smooth the top. (They will not rise like muffins and will not fill the muffin cups.)

*To make them as patties on a cooking sheet, spoon about 3 tablespoons of batter onto an oiled baking sheet or silicone mat. Use a spoon to shape into a patty about 2 1/2 inches across. Repeat with remaining batter.

Place cakes in oven and cook until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 20-30 minutes. (Cakes cooked on baking sheets may take less time than in a cupcake pan.)

Serve hot with chipotle sauce (below).

For the Chipotle Tartar Sauce:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chipotle pepper
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp Essence Seasoning: As Follows

    Emeril’s ESSENCE Creole Seasoning:
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Keep refrigerated.

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