Photograph: Kate Whitaker
- 1 knob of butter
- 2 shallots, finely diced
- 0.5 tsp sherry vinegar
- 125 g frozen peas, defrosted
- 25 g plain flour
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 tbsp chopped mint
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil, for frying
- 4 tsp crème fraîche, for the topping
- smoked chilli jelly, for the topping
Melt the butter in a small frying pan and gently cook the shallots until soft. Add the vinegar and season lightly. Turn up the heat slightly and cook for another 3 minutes. Tip the shallots into a bowl and set aside to cool.
Crush the peas with a fork. Add the shallots, flour, egg yolk and mint and mix well. With damp hands, shape the mixture into 8 patties. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the patties over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side; do this in batches if necessary. As they're cooked, transfer the fritters to a plate lined with kitchen paper. Top with a small dollop each of crème fraîche and smoked chilli jelly.