Akara (West African Bean Fritters) By Curious Cuisiniere

Akara (West African Bean Fritters) By Curious Cuisiniere

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Akara (West African Bean Fritters) By Curious Cuisiniere
Yields15 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time40 mins

West African Akara is a fritter from West Africa made from black-eyed peas (also called cowpeas). The dish looks strikingly similar to a beignet, but the flavor is quite different. 

Savory and spicy. Light and fluffy with a crunchy exterior. Akara black-eyed pea fritters are a much-loved breakfast food from West Africa. 

 5 ½ cups black-eyed peas, dry(or cowpeas)
 ¼ to ½ cup water (to blend)
 1 medium onion
 1 inch piece of ginger
 ½ to 1 scotch bonnet pepper(or habanero pepper), to taste
 1 tsp salt(flaked sea salt)
 4 cups vegetable oil (for frying)

Ingredients

 5 ½ cups black-eyed peas, dry(or cowpeas)
 ¼ to ½ cup water (to blend)
 1 medium onion
 1 inch piece of ginger
 ½ to 1 scotch bonnet pepper(or habanero pepper), to taste
 1 tsp salt(flaked sea salt)
 4 cups vegetable oil (for frying)
Akara (West African Bean Fritters) By Curious Cuisiniere

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