Crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside, these Air Fried Black Eyed Peas are the perfect healthy snack!
With the second week of January upon us, we are slowly trying to get back into some what of a routine. I've been working since the day after New Years Day, but Kelsie didn't start back school until Monday.
Once you get out of the routine of bedtimes and getting up at a decent time in the mornings, it's so hard to get back into the groove...especially if you homeschool.
I mean what's the point in homeschooling if you can't sleep late during the week? 😉 Actually 8am is considered sleeping in to public school kids, because most of them have to be up before 6. Yikes!
With us trying to get back into routines, which to be honest is going to take a little bit of time, I've been enjoying one of my new Christmas gifts, the air fryer. Y'all, that is one kitchen gadget that everybody needs in their life.
This air fryer will do almost anything you need, in such a small amount of time. I've made frozen french fries, roasted potatoes, frozen breaded okra, these black eyed peas, and a few other things. It hasn't disappointed me yet!
When asking for Christmas gifts, I always ask for things that will benefit the whole family, and this past Christmas that gift was the air fryer. I didn't really know much about it, other than it can cook a whole turkey breast or small chicken, if you get the size to accommodate it.
When I told Zack what I wanted he ask me dozens of questions about it, and to be honest, I couldn't answer any of them.
I just said I want one that will do a whole chicken, and that I didn't even know brands because I hadn't done any research, and hadn't really seen many recipes online because the whole internet is obsessed with the Instant Pot. Am I right?
Leaving it all up to Zack he found a 5.8 quart, large enough to do a whole chicken, by GoWISEUSA. He and Kelsie ordered this one from Wayfair, because this particular size wasn't available on Amazon because he waited a little too long to order it.
Kelsie picked out the color, purple, and I love it! I have used it far more than the electric pressure cooker my dad and his wife got Zack and I for Christmas. (it really is that great!)
You can literally cook anything in it you would be frying, except for items with a wet batter, like beer battered fish. You can reheat things like pizza in it, and the time is so quick!
These Air Fried Black Eyed Peas are ready in 10 minutes! You literally need two main ingredients for these, black eyed peas and Old Bay seasoning. I'm not counting the oil or salt!
Do you use fresh, canned, dried, or frozen black eyed peas?
In this recipe I used canned black eyed peas. If you choose to use another kind, use your judgement. And I can't guarantee the turn out.
Tips for air frying black eyed peas:
- Rinse and drain the black eyed peas fully, and get ride of any mushy looking ones.
- You can use the cajun seasoning that I've used, or choose your family's favorite spices.
- Make sure to dry them really well. This is essential to get them crispy.
I don't have an air fryer!
You can pan fry these using a large pan on the stove top, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat, and fry your dried black eyed peas, stirring frequently for 5 minutes. Season while hot. Drain well on paper towels.
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- 1 can black eyed peas
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Canola oil
- Drain, rinse, and lay your black eyed peas out to pat dry.
- Place one tablespoon of oil into the well of the air fryer.
- Toss the black eyed peas in Old Bay Seasoning and salt. (you don't have to measure, just use as much as you'd like)
- Place the black eyed peas in the basket, put them in the air fryer, turn it to 390 degrees, and set the time for 10 minutes. After 5 minutes pull the basket out, and give it a good shake to toss the black eyed peas around. Push it back in for the remaining time. Taste and add additional seasoning as desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g