Boussan Touba - Savory Beancakes (Burkina Faso)

READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak the black-eyed peas overnight. Drain, and place in a large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • Put the beans in a blender with the onion, carrots and egg (add a little water if you need to, but not too much). Season with salt and pepper and blend into a smooth paste.
  • Heat the oil until bubbles rise around the non-stirring end of a wooden spoon. Meanwhile, shape the paste into flat patties, then dip in flour. Fry in the hot oil until browned, turning once.
  • Hint: don't fiddle with them. It should take about five minutes per side to cook, but if you lift them too often they'll start to disintegrate.
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