Beans Beignets Recipe (also called Gaou, Gawu, Niebe or Ankara)
These beans beignets is very popular in west African. These recipe I am sharing is my quick and easy way to make. You will also find this treat in Bresil and Haiti.
1lb of dry black eyed-peas
1/2 tsp of red pepper powder
Salt (to taste)
Pinch of Black pepper
A pinch of MSG- free bouillon (optional)
Coconut oil for deep fry
Soak peas overnight in lots of water.
Drain. Do not attempt to remove the skin, as the whole bean is healthier.
In a food processor, puree to a paste the soaked peas, onion and hot pepper
Transfer the mixture in a mixing bowl add black pepper, bouillon, and salt to taste
Whip the mixture for about 3mn
Heat coconut oil in a deep fryer
With a tablespoon, scoop the batter and drop it into the hot coconut oil
Fry until golden brown
Remove and serve warm
Can be eaten as is or with porridge like your oatmeal porridge, or serve with hot sauce dip