Bean Cakes – Burkina Faso

  • 1 can black-eyed peas, drained
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled & chopped
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup fair trade olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked rice

Place black-eyed peas in a blender with the onion, carrots, and egg. Blend to a smooth paste and add salt and pepper. If bean mixture has too much liquid to form balls, then add a ¼ cup of flour to thicken. Shape mixture into 2 inch balls and roll in flour. Pat into flat discs and fry in vegetable oil until browned (about 5-7 minutes), turning occasionally. Serve with rice.

Makes 4 servings.