Black Foodie Battle: Black-Eyed Peas Recap


In round 2 of the Battle, 3 challengers put their twist on black eyed peas. A major thank you to these talented contestants for whipping up these delicious entries!After you check out the episode, head over to to vote for your favourite contestant! The polls open at 8 pm. The winner will be announced early this week so stay tuned! 👉🏾Ready for the next episode, tune in every Sunday night for the BLACKFOODIE Battle 🔥🏆

Posted by Black Foodie on Sunday, April 26, 2020

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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