Recipe type: Side
Carlings are a British food recipe of fried pea patties.
  • 8 oz dried green peas
  • 3 cup cold water
  • 2 to 3 tbsp fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • ¼ tsp rosemary
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • flour
  • 1 tbsp butter for frying
  1. Soak peas overnight in cold water.
  2. Drain peas and rinse well. Place peas in a large saucepan and cover with 3 cups cold water.
  3. Bring water to boil and cook peas for 1½ to 2 hours, stirring regularly and adding extra water if necessary, until the peas are tender.
  4. Drain and allow peas to cool. Then, in a large bowl, mix the peas with the bread crumbs, onion, herbs, salt and pepper, and melted butter to form a stiff mixture.
  5. Shape mixture into cakes and dust lightly with flour. Melt 1 tbsp of butter in a frying pan and fry the carlings until golden brown, turning once.

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