1. Pour oil to depth of 3 inches into a large, heavy skillet or Dutch oven; heat over medium-high heat to 350°.
2. Meanwhile, stir together field peas and next 11 ingredients in a large bowl.
3. Scoop pea mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls, in batches, and drop into hot oil. Fry 3 to 4 minutes or until hush puppies are golden brown. Drain on paper towels; keep warm. Serve with relish.
*1 (15.5-oz.) can seasoned black-eyed peas may be substituted.