Split Pea Meaty Croquettes

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We love economical, nutritious and easy recipes that are bursting with flavor, and these croquettes have all that and more! They can make a delicious insert to sandwiches with your favorite toppings and they can also make a wonderful side dish, served as is or smothered in your fave sauce or gravy, they are sure to please.

1 cup green split peas, cooked till soft but not mushy
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup walnuts
1 raw potato, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup sweet green pepper strips
1/4 cup sweet red pepper strips
Salt to taste
2 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
Onion an garlic powder to taste
2 slices of whole wheat bread, toasted and pulverized in the blender or food processor
1 cup whole wheat flour
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
3/4 cup water
Olive oil (for cooking)

Place all ingredients, except the flour and the cornstarch in the food processor or blender and process till smooth. Scrape into a bowl and add the flour and the cornstarch, mix thoroughly.
The dough must be firm, not runny. Drop by large teaspoonfuls into a skillet barely painted with olive oil. Cook till it sets, before flipping. Cook till golden brown.

Yield: depends on size you make them in, 10 to 12, approx.

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