Black Foodie Battle: Black-Eyed Peas Recap

In this battle, challengers were tasked with creating a unique dish with black-eyed peas. Each contestant added their own cultural flair to the dish and the results were 3 awesome dishes. Check out the recipes from the battle below.


Chef Teo’s Hoppin John Fritters 


  • 1 Cup Corn Meal
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1ts Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1ts Pepper
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Scallions
  • 1/2 Cup Cooked Sausage cut into small dice
  • 1 Jalapeño Chopped small dice
  • 1ts Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Canned Black Eye Peas Rinsed
  • 1/2 Cup Cooked White Rice
  • 2 Eggs Whisked
  • Canola Oil for frying


Mix Dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix Wet ingredients in another bowl, then  add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix. Then mix in all other ingredients well. Use a spoon or ice cream scooper and drop small dollops of batter into hot grease. Cook hop & john fritters until golden brown on all sides. Enjoy with  Jerk Aioli (1/2 Cup Mayo 2 TB Sriracha 1 tsp Jerk Spice Mix)


Nadia’s Black- Eyed Pea Pancake Recipe 


1 Cup of Black eye beans

1 ½ cup of water

½ teaspoon of baking soda

½ teaspoon of salt

1/2 green pepper and or red pepper

½ onion

1 spoon of Palm oil or olive oil

½ spoon of chicken broth

½ chicken breast shredded



Grind dry black-eyed peas into flour using a coffee grinder or blender. Pour flour into a bowl, add water, baking soda and salt.  Prepare in a heated pan, cook the batter like a pancake and set aside. Then sauté the peppers, onions and chicken broth in palm oil. Top the black -eyed peas pancake with the pepper mix and shredded chicken. Enjoy!


Bethany’s Black-Eyed Peas Hush Puppies 



  • 1 can of Black Eye peas, drained
  • 1 and 1/4 AP Flour
  • 1 1/4 self rising corn flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 4 tsp melted butter
  • 1 TSP of Kosher salt
  • 1 TSP Cayenne pepper


Mix the dry ingredients (all purpose flour, corn flour, sugar, salt ) in a bowl and wet ingredients (2 beaten eggs, milk, melted butter)  in another bowl. Sprinkle cayenne pepper over the black- eyed peas, then combine wet and dry ingredients alongside the cayenne spiced black- peas until it forms a thick batter. In a hot pan of vegetable oil, drop scoops ( you can use a ice cream scooper)  of the batter and fry for a few minutes until golden brown.




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