These delicious bean fritters can be eaten for breakfast, as a snack (served with your favourite dips), or as an appetizer.
2 cups black eyed beans (peeled)
1 medium onion
1 large red bell pepper
1 scotch bonnet pepper
Salt to taste
To peel the beans, soak them for five minutes and start to peel by rubbing them between you hands. The skin should fall off easily.
Grind the peeled beans, peppers and onion to form a smooth (ish) paste. Some like the texture of their akara to be quite thick, in which case they would add just a little water to the paste. I used one cup of water to lighten the mixture for this recipe. Whatever you choose to do, just make sure that it does not get too runny.
Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and season with salt.
Heat some oil in a deep fryer or large frying pan. Add the mixture in spoonfuls, making sure to avoid overcrowding. Fry until golden brown on both sides and drain on some kitchen paper.
These are so good fresh and hot, but taste just as good when they're warm/cold. Enjoy!