PIGEON PEA PATTIES

If you like falafels, you will like these patties as well. They are very similar.

1 (15-oz) can pigeon peas, rinsed and drained
1 large garlic clove, peeled
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
10 sprigs parsley
10 springs cilantro
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch

 


 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush a baking pan with oil or spray it with cooking spray.

Place the pigeon peas, garlic, onion, parsley and cilantro in a food processor and process until reduced to a paste. Transfer to a medium bowl and mix in the salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder and cornstarch until well blended.

Shape the mixture into small balls or patties, the size of a golf ball. Place them in the prepared pan and bake them until lightly browned, 25 minutes. If you wish to brown the top and harden the crust more, broil them on high for 2 to 3 minutes.

Serve them with this Moroccan Yogurt Dip.
Makes 8 small patties.