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    Akkras (Black Eye Pea Fritters)

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    Total Time:

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    20 mins

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    10 mins

    mary winecoff's Note:

    You can also use canned black eyed peas, rinsed and mashed. From the World of Cooking. Posted for ZWT #7.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 1/4 cups dried black-eyed peas
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 red chili, halved with seeds removed (optional)
    • 2/3 cup water
    • oil, for frying

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Soak the black eyed beans in plenty of cold water for 6-8 hours or overnight. Drain the beans and then, with a brisk actions, rub the beans between the palms of your hands to remove the skins.
    2. 2
      Return the beans to the bowl, top with water and the skins will float to the surface. Discard the skins and soak the beans again for 3 hours.
    3. 3
      Place the beans in a blender or food processor with the onion, chili, if using and a little water. Blend to make a thick paste. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and whisk for a few minutes.
    4. 4
      Heat the oil in a large heavy sauce pan and fry spoonfuls of the mixture for 4 minutes until golden brown.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 20, 2011

      55

      I used fresh black-eyed peas, and didn't add the extra water. Mine didn't really want to stick together, but maybe it was because I didn't add water. I just didn't want them to be runny. The taste was fabulous! I used a cherry-bomb red pepper. A special treat for me! Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Akkras (Black Eye Pea Fritters)

    Serving Size: 1 (142 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 68.7
     

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