Golden on the outside, bright green and tender on the inside, these easy sweet pea fritters with yogurt sauce make a delicious snack or appetizer.
I am of the firm belief that peas and mint much like berries and cream are one of those food matches made in heaven. If you are in agreement with me, I suggest you grab yourself some of each and make these bite-sized fritters.
These pea fritters are little packages of green goodness that thankfully come together rather quickly. They’re loaded with fresh mint, lemon and feta which give them a fresh, bright taste.
Tender, mildly sweet peas are quickly blanched and join some freshly chopped mint, green onions and a bit of grated lemon zest for an added citrus-y zip. I toss it all into a fritter batter made of coconut flour, eggs and feta with a touch of salt and pepper then let it rest for a few minutes before it meets the oil.
Heaping spoonfuls are then quickly pan fried until lightly golden and crusty on the outside. The centers remain soft and tender while the exteriors caramelize and becoming slightly browned and crisp.
Served warm from the pan with a tangy yogurt-mint sauce for dipping, each bite bursts with zippy spring flavors. But I think the feta is what really sets these fritters apart; it melts ever so slightly into the light green batter as it cooks, adding a salty creaminess to every bite.
Make them bite-sized and serve them as an appetizer or as a light meal with a side salad and watch them disappear.