Akkras (Black Eye Pea Fritters)

Recipe by mary winecoff
READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 14
    cups dried black-eyed peas
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    red chili, halved with seeds removed (optional)
  • 23
    cup water
  • oil, for frying
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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