Pea Fritters with Fresh Mint Sauce

Peas and mint, a classic flavor pairing, star in this side dish that easily dress up the table at weekend dinners or family gatherings.

Serves

8
Prep Time
15 min.
Cook Time
15 min.

Peas and mint, a classic flavor pairing, star in this side dish that easily dress up the table at weekend dinners or family gatherings.

Ingredients

4 large egg whites

2 can (15oz.each) Del Monte® Sweet Peas, well drained

1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper

⅔ cup chopped green onion

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

½ cup all-purpose flour

Salt and black pepper, optional

vegetable oil, 2 to 4 Tbsp., divided

½ cup finely chopped fresh mint

3 Tbsps. olive oil

2 tsps. grated lemon zest

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

1 tsp. sugar

Salt and black pepper, optional

Directions
  1. For fritters, whisk egg whites in a medium bowl. Add 1 can of peas; mash with a fork. Stir in remaining can of peas and remaining ingredients except oil.
  2. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, spoon 1/4-cup mounds of pea mixture in the skillet; flatten mounds slightly with a spatula and cook about 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Place on a serving platter and repeat with remaining oil and pea mixture.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together sauce ingredients. Serve fritters with sauce.
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