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Pea Bites with Prosciutto and Mascarpone

These Pea Bites with Prosciutto are the perfect little appetizer bite. They can be made in advance and are served at room temperature, so they are perfect for parties. They are such a fun green color and the sweet pea works so well with the salty prosciutto. Plus you can use frozen peas!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Servings: 22
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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For the Pea Bites

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 cup ice mixed with 1 cup water
  • 2 green onions - roughly chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil plus more if needed
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone
  • 3 oz prosciutto


To make the Pea Bites

  • Cook the frozen peas in boiling water for 3 minutes until softened then drain and immediately plunge into the iced water. Set aside to fully cool.
  • Put the roughly chopped green onions into the food processor and pulse until they are chopped. Add the drain cooled peas and pulse chop until you have a nubbly mixture.
  • Add in the egg, milk and fresh parsley then pulse again until just mixed. You want the peas to still have some texture.
  • In a mixing bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add the wet ingredients and stir together to make a wet batter.
  • Heat the oil in a large heavy fry pan, then fry teaspoons of the mixture until golden and set around the edges, flip the fritters and cook for a further minute.
  • Remove the first batch of fritters to a plate and repeat until all the mixture has been used up.

To Serve

  • Serve the fritters at room temperature with a small dollop of mascarpone and a thin swirl of prosciutto.


To Make Ahead:
  • To keep refrigerated, cook the pea bites as per the instructions then once they have cooled popped them into a airtight tupperware container and keep refrigerated for 2 days.
  • To freeze placed them in a zip lock bag and lay it flat in the freezer. They will keep perfectly for 3 months. In both cases, bring to room temp before serving.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 56mg | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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