TOTAL TIME: 12 hr 45 min
Prep: 25 min
Inactive Prep: 12 hr
Cook: 20 min
YIELD:
LEVEL: Intermediate

ingredients

  • 1 pound dried black eyed beans
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 maleguata chile pepper or 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Oil, for deep frying
  • 20 small dried shrimp (these can be bought in Asian markets)
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Directions

Soak the beans overnight in cold water, changing the water once. Rub the beans between the palms of your hands to free the outer skins, which should float to the surface. Scoop off the skins and discard. Drain the beans.

Puree the beans and onion in a food processor. Season with the chil and salt and pepper.

Heat the oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 350 degrees F.

Using 2 soup spoons, form the bean mixture into small egg shapes. Press a dried shrimp into the center of each one, and press the bean mixture round to secure it. The shrimp should still stand proud. Fry the fritters in the hot oil in small batches until golden brown all over. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Keep warm in a low oven until they are all fried.

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  • on April 26, 2014

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    I reviewed the show and verified that Clarissa indeed made this dish without cooking the black-eyed peas. Cooking them in plain water with a pinch of soda for half an hour yields a smoother and tastier base.

    One thing missing from the directions is that she used a mixture of 'vegetable oil and palm oil.' The palm oil is important to the taste and color, and reacts somewhat more aggressively with the surface of the fried food. A mix of half rice bran oil and half palm oil does this up a treat!

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  • on February 14, 2014

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    Not disgusting, but not great.

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