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Acarajé (Deep Fried Dough Ball Peas)

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“"Traditionalists often add palm oil to their frying oil for a more authentic taste. Adding a molho sauce or vatapa as a topping is very popular." The prep time includes soaking the dried peas overnight. From braziltravelvacation.com .”
READY IN:
12hrs 20mins
SERVES:
6-8
YIELD:
40 balls
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak peas overnight in water.
  2. If using shrimp, soak for thirty minutes in water, then drain.
  3. Rub the peas between your palms to remove the tough outer skin.
  4. Combine all ingredients into a food processor or blender. Puree into a dough.
  5. Pour into a mixing bowl and begin forming large bite size balls.
  6. Deep fry at 350 degrees.

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