Teranga's Accara Fritters
The accara, or black-eyed pea fritter, is a popular street food in West Africa.
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 green bell pepper, cubed
1-1/2 bunches green onions
3 medium yellow onions
1 cup olive or canola oil
2 Tbs. tomato paste
1 cup water
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 habanero peppers, finely chopped
1 tsp. white vinegar
2 tsp. cayenne pepper
Purée the garlic, the bell pepper, 1 bunch green onion, and 1 yellow onion in a food processor. Add salt, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper. This is now Nokoss, Senegalese garlic paste.
Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the rest of the green and yellow onions for about 5 minutes, then add the tomato paste.
Cook over medium heat while stirring constantly for 3-4 minutes, then add water and the rest of the ingredients. Reduce the heat and cook for about 20 minutes.
Add 1/2 tablespoon of Nokoss. Stir. Add cayenne pepper. Stir. Season with salt to taste.
Serve accara on plate with sauce on the side. (You can also serve the accara and sauce on slices of baguette to make sandwiches.)
VISIT NEIGHBORHOOD KITCHENS
About Neighborhood KitchensBuilding on a 35-year history of producing Latino and multicultural programming, WGBH’s award winning La Plaza team has a new offering — Neighborhood Kitchens, a series about the exploration of culture through food. Every week the show offers a unique window into immigrant communities in New England.
Saturdays at 4pm on WGBH 2
Fridays at 7:30pm on WGBH 44
On the GoIn each episode, host Margarita Martínez visits a different ethnic restaurant and learns three delicious recipes from the chef. She also explores the restaurant’s neighborhood, discovering hidden gems along the way. Join her as she learns about new ingredients, new cultures, and new neighborhoods. ¡Hasta pronto!
Watch: Full Episodes
Find a Neigbhorhood Kitchen
Margarita's Neighborhood Visits
»Boston: Bristol Lounge
»Boston's South End: Orinoco, Teranga and Oishii
»Boston's Back Bay: Casa Romero
»Boston's North End: Taranta
»Boston's Beacon Hill: Scampo
»All Around Boston: Mei Mei Street Kitchens
»Cambridge: Muqueca, Oleana, and Sandrine's
»Somerville: Dosa Temple
»Lawrence: Cafe Azteca
»Lowell: Simply Khmer
»Fresh from the Fish Market
»Jamaica Plain: Tres Gatos
»Dorchester: Pho Le and Cafe Polonia
»Medford: Bistro 5
»Portland, ME: Emilitsa
»Newport, RI: Tallulah on Thames
»Pawtucket, RI: Rasoi
Sign-up for WGBH Food & Wine updates, WGBH promotions, and previews of what's coming up on WGBH TV.