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    Koosé. Photo by Engrossed

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    40 mins

    25 mins

    15 mins

    AmandaInOz's Note:

    Nigerian Bean Cakes. This is a recipe from my husband's step mum who lived in Nigeria for 15 years. Cooking time does not include soaking. The koose will expand a little during frying. Start with small scoops and adjust if necessary. The batter will be thin.

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    1. 1
      Soak beans for 24 hours in cold water.
    2. 2
      Rinse the beans or skin them by rubbing between your hands while rinsing under running water.
    3. 3
      Blend all ingredients in a food processor.
    4. 4
      Pour mixture into a bowl and hand whisk for 2-3 minutes to aerate.
    5. 5
      Heat oil in a pan and carefully drop small balls of the mixture into the oil from a spoon.
    6. 6
      Fry until golden brown.
    7. 7
      Drain on paper towel.
    8. 8
      Serve hot or cold with chili sauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 01, 2008


      Absolutley 100% authentic - I lived in Africa when I was little, and I remember a friend of my mum making something like these - I LOVED them then, as I do now! As my mum is a vegetarian, I made these one night for her, whilst the rest of us chomped away on steak and chicken!! However, she had to fight us meat eaters off them - a great recipe and VERY tasty - we loved the heat, but added some salt and pepper, and then the seasoning was just right! No photos - as I see you have one of Engrossed's famous photos.......I did not like to take over!! Made for ZWT4 - a keeper for us! Merci! FT:-)

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    • on June 16, 2008

      Different! I made this recipe for the Photo recipe tag game. I was intrigued by using soaked but uncooked black-eyed peas. Unfortunately it wasn't thick enough to drop in the oil without breaking apart so I had to add quite a bit of garbanzo bean flour. They turned out a plain in flavor with an interesting texture from the uncooked black-eyed peas. They were better with Thai chili sauce. Thanks for the adventure! *I ran into several recipes just like this in some African cookbooks and they basically say to do the same thing, although some say to let it sit a couple of hours after pureeing. They also use the same ingredients and uncooked soaked beans. I'm thinking using an electric mixer might fluff it up more? I used a hand whisk and must not have the whisking talent. I would like to see someone make them right.

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    Nutritional Facts for Koosé

    Serving Size: 1 (64 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 50.5
    Calories from Fat 13
    Total Fat 1.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 52.8 mg
    Sodium 394.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 1.2 g
    Protein 3.2 g

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