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Fried Mushy Peas Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups of frozen peas
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 egg
- Vegetable oil for frying

Special equipment needed:
- Deep fryer or large pot for frying
- Slotted spoon or frying basket
- Paper towels

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and egg until well combined.
3. Add the frozen peas to the milk and egg mixture and stir until the peas are coated.
4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the peas to the flour mixture and toss until the peas are coated in the flour mixture.
5. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 375°F.
6. Using the slotted spoon, carefully drop the coated peas into the hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
7. Use the slotted spoon to remove the fried peas from the oil and transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
8. Serve the fried mushy peas hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2-3 minutes per batch
5. Temperature:
Oil temperature: 375°F
Serving size:
4 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 230
Total fat: 9g
Saturated fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 47mg
Sodium: 670mg
Total carbohydrates: 29g
Dietary fiber: 4g
Sugar: 3g
Protein: 8g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Frozen peas can be substituted with canned or fresh peas.
- All-purpose flour can be substituted with gluten-free flour for a gluten-free version.
- Milk can be substituted with almond milk or soy milk for a dairy-free version.

- Add chopped fresh herbs such as parsley or cilantro to the flour mixture for added flavor.
- Use different spices such as cumin or chili powder for a spicy version.
- Add grated Parmesan cheese to the flour mixture for a cheesy version.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying the peas to ensure they cook evenly and become crispy.
- Do not overcrowd the fryer or pot with too many peas at once as this will lower the oil temperature and result in soggy peas.
- Serve the fried mushy peas immediately after frying for the best taste and texture.

Storage instructions:
Fried mushy peas are best served immediately after frying. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating instructions:
To reheat fried mushy peas, preheat the oven to 350°F and place the peas on a baking sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the fried mushy peas in a small bowl or on a plate with a dipping sauce on the side. Garnish with chopped fresh herbs or grated Parmesan cheese.

Chopped fresh herbs such as parsley or cilantro, grated Parmesan cheese, or a sprinkle of paprika.

Fried mushy peas pair well with fish and chips, burgers, or as a snack on their own.

Suggested side dishes:
French fries, coleslaw, or a side salad.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the peas are not crispy enough, increase the frying time by 1-2 minutes.
- If the peas are too dry, add a little more milk to the egg mixture.
- If the flour mixture is too thick, add a little more milk to thin it out.

Food safety advice:
- Use a thermometer to ensure the oil temperature is at 375°F to prevent undercooked peas.
- Do not leave the hot oil unattended and keep children and pets away from the fryer or pot.

Food history:
Fried mushy peas are a popular snack in the United Kingdom, often served with fish and chips.

Flavor profiles:
Savory, crispy, and slightly sweet.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the fried mushy peas as a snack or as a side dish with your favorite meal.

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Region: British

Taste: Crispy, Salty, Savory, Tangy