Serves 4 – 8 oz. dried green peas – 3 c. cold water – 2 to 3 tbsp. fresh bread crumbs – 1 medium onion, finely chopped – ¼ tsp. thyme – ¼ tsp. rosemary salt and black pepper to taste – 1 tbsp. melted butter flour – 1 tbsp. butter for frying
Step 1: Soak peas overnight in cold water.
Step 2: The next morning, drain peas and rinse well. Place peas in a large saucepan and cover with 3 c. cold water.
Step 3: Bring water to boil and cook peas for 1½ to 2 hours, stirring regularly and adding extra water if necessary, until the peas are tender.
Step 4: Drain and allow peas to cool. Then, in a large bowl, mix the peas with the bread crumbs, onion, herbs, salt and pepper, and melted butter to form a stiff mixture. 5. Shape mixture into cakes and dust lightly with flour. Melt 1 tbsp. of butter in a frying pan and fry the carlings until golden brown, turning once. Serve immediately.