AKARA: WEST AFRICAN FRIED BEAN FRITTERS
Akara (Nigerian) or Koose (Ghanian) is a famous spiced bean cake street food in West Africa. Similar to Felafel/falafel (commonly eaten in the middle east) and Bajia za kunde (along East African), these are deep fried balls or fritters can be eaten as a snack any time of the day and be served with anything.
HOW TO COOK FRIED FRITTERS/AKARA
MORE INFORMATION & TIPS
1) To ensure that you do not get a soggy snack, ensure the oil is very hot before cooking the fritters to avoid them breaking up or absorbing too much oil during the cooking process.
2) If you accidentally used too much water when blending the beans in the food processor, you can drain some of the liquid by placing the blended beans on a sieve to drain any excess liquid.
3) Although named black-eye pea and referred to as a pea, it is actually a bean!
4) You can serve your akara with millet pap/porriage (koko).