Black eyed pea fritters
- 8 oz black eyed peas
- 1 onion cut in half
- a seeded red pepper
- 2/3 cups water salt
- frying oil
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 5mins
Cost Budget Friendly
- The night before, soak beans in water. - The same day, drain them and roll them vigorously in the palms of your hands to remove the skin.
- Put the beans in the bowl, cover with water, the skin will rise to the surface. Remove the skins floating and let them soak for another 2 hours.
- Put beans in a mortar or (blender) with onion, pepper and salt. Mash, adding water gradually until dough is thick. Pour into a bowl and mix.
- Heat oil in large skillet and fry spoonfuls of the mixture for 3-5 minutes until the fritters are golden.
- Serve as an accompaniment or as an appetizer with friends with a spicy tomato dipping sauce.
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These baked Cheesy Eggplant Hedgehogs are totally adorable, tasty and really easy to make!
- 3 large eggplants
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped basil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 4 cup shredded cheese
- Mix the olive oil, chopped basil, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Carefully slice the eggplant on it's side in a cross-hatch pattern, without cutting all the way through.
- Lay the eggplants inside an oven-safe baking tray.
- Pour the oil mixture over the eggplants, taking care to pour between the slices.
- Stuff the gaps in the eggplant with shredded cheese.
- Cook in the oven at 355°F for 45 minutes, until the flesh is cooked and the cheese totally melted.
- Serve and enjoy!