ingredients
  • Plain flour 1/2 cup
  • Baking powder 1/2 tsp • 156 kcal
  • Egg 1 • 130 kcal
  • Water 1/3 cup
  • ham hock 1 and ¾ cups shredded ready-cooked
  • Frozen peas 3/4 cup
  • White pepper, to season
  • Extra virgin olive oil 2 tbs
  • crème fraîche 1/2 cup
  • Mustard 1 tbs seeded
  • Parsley 2 tbs fresh flat-leaf, chopped
Calories refers to 100 gr of product

Ham and peas have always teamed well together, and they are just perfect in these gourmet fritters.

Use frozen peas and ready-shredded ham hock to make this recipe super-quick and easy, and you can have these fritters on the table in under 20 minutes. Serve with a tasty fresh parsley, crème fraiche and seeded mustard sauce on the side.

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine creme fraiche, seeded mustard and parsley in a bowl. Store covered in the fridge until required.

Whisk flour with baking powder. Make a well in the centre and add egg.

Gradually add water, whisking to form a smooth batter.

Add the ham, frozen peas, and a pinch of black pepper. Mix together.

Heat extra virgin olive oil in large non-stick frying pan over high heat.

Drop large tablespoons of batter in the pan to form each fritter, and cook for 2-3 minutes each side.

Top with parsley. Serve with creme fraiche mixture.

Notes:

* If you want to cook your own ham hock to use in this recipe, just simmer a 900g ham hock for 2 1/2 hours until tender. Cool slightly. Remove ham and coarsely chop.