This is a delicious, vegetarian protein from Nigeria and the Diaspora.
- black eyed peas (3 cups)
- 1 onion
- 1 red pepper
- vegetable oil
- Sauce of tomato, pepper, and onion (optional)
Soak the black eyed peas overnight. Rub off the skins (or not). Drain and process in a food processor adding minimal water until pasty smooth. Add finely chopped onion, pepper, and salt to taste. Scoop the paste 1 generous tablespoon at a time into the hot oil. Do this in batches so that each akara ball has some space. Deep fry until graham-cracker brown. Drain on paper towel. Check to make sure they are cooked through. Serve with a sauce made of sauteed tomato, pepper, and onion.Follow soulfirefarm