Neighborhood Kitchens

Teranga's Accara Fritters

Comments



The accara, or black-eyed pea fritter, is a popular street food in West Africa.
 

Ingredients

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
Salt

Directions

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.)

Serves: 6



mendy

Marie-Claude Mendy is the chef and owner of Teranga, a Senegalese restaurant in Boston's South End. She shared this recipe with us when she was featured as our guest on Neighborhood Kitchens.




VISIT NEIGHBORHOOD KITCHENS

Comment on This Article


About Neighborhood Kitchens

Building 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


About the Author

On the Go

In 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!

icon  Watch: Full Episodes

facebook  Like: NeighborhoodKitchens

twitter icon  Follow: @NKitchensWGBH

icon  Pin: NKitchensWGBH


Find a Neigbhorhood Kitchen
map
click on the map to explore

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
»Roxbury: Merengue
»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

RSS   RSS

Food & Wine email from WGBH


   

twitter icon  Follow WGBH Foodie



 

myWGBH