Thursday, April 05, 2012

Crunchy Split Pea Bites

Split peas, like chick peas are high in protein and fibre. They are also loaded with folate, iron and B vitamins. Great for an afternoon snack. These are so crunchy and good, I cant wait to eat the ones I brought in my lunch!

[Obviously] I got the recipe from Power Foods. I adapted it slightly to make it lighter, by reducing the oil.

1 cup dried green or yellow split peas
3 cups water
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons canola oil
coarse salt

Place split peas in a large bowl;add the water and cover bowl with plastic wrap. let soak at room temperature until softened, 4 to 5 hours.

Drain split peas and thoroughly pat dry with paper towels. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a teaspoon of each oil. Add half the peas and cook, stirring frequently, until the begin to turn brown in spots and become crunchy, 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet or plate. Season with 1/4 tsp salt or to taste. Repeat with remaining oil and peas. Let cool before serving. May be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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