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Pea and Herb Fritters with Lemon Yogurt Sauce
A mix of at least two herbs deepens the flavor of these fritters, but feel free to use just basil, cilantro, or parsley if desired. Avoid using only dill or mint, however, as their flavor and texture can overpower the delicate peas.
1 cup plain yogurt
2 tsp. lemon zest and 1 Tbsp. juice, from 1 lemon
2 small garlic cloves, grated or mashed to a paste
2 tsp. honey
Salt and pepper
1 lb. frozen peas, thawed
1 1/2 cups mixed fresh herbs, such as mint, dill, parsley, basil, and/or cilantro, plus more for garnish
1 tsp. paprika
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more as needed
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Pea and Herb Fritters with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Pea and Herb Fritters with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Pea and Herb Fritters with Lemon Yogurt Sauce
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  • Servings:Makes About 18 fritters
  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:25 minutes
1. Center a rack in oven and heat to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with paper towels and set aside.
2. Whisk yogurt, lemon juice, half of garlic, and the honey in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste; set aside until ready to serve.
3. In a food processor, pulse peas, herbs, lemon zest, remaining garlic, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper until coarsely chopped, 6 to 8 times. Transfer to a large bowl, then add flour and toss to combine. Fold in eggs until evenly incorporated.
4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium until shimmering. Drop six scant 1/4-cup mounds of batter into oil, then use a spatula to press into 1/2"-thick fritters. Cook until evenly browned, 2 to 4 minutes per side, then transfer to prepared baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm.
5. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil as needed and adjusting heat as necessary if fritters are browning too quickly. Sprinkle fritters with more herbs and serve with yogurt sauce.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, January-February 2021