Akara (Black-Eyed Pea Fritters)


  • two to three cups dried cowpeas (Black-Eyed Peas) or similar
  • one onion, finely chopped
  • one-half teaspoon salt
  • hot chile pepper, and/or sweet green pepper or sweet red pepper, finely chopped (to taste)
  • cayenne pepper or red pepper (to taste)
  • one-half teaspoon fresh ginger root, peeled and minced (or a few pinches of powdered ginger) (optional)
  • peanut oil, palm oil, or vegetable oil for frying


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