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RECIPES

  Accra
Corn Fritters
Conch (Lambi)
Fried Beef Chunks (Tassot)

 

Accra:

Ingredients

1 pound malanga
1 cup black eyed peas (not dried)
1 teaspoon salt to taste
1 teaspoon black pepper to taste
1 scallion
1 shallot or 1/2 onion
1 garlic clove
1/4 green bell pepper
1 scotch pepper
1 egg beaten
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups oil

Directions

Grate the malanga to make 2 cups. In a blender, mix the black eyed peas, 1/2 cup water, salt, black pepper, scallion, shallot or onion, garlic, green bell pepper, and scotch bonnet pepper until it's the same consistency of the grated malanga.

In a bowl, mix the malanga with the black eye pea mixture. Mix in the beaten egg. Mix the flour and baking powder until you get a nice consistency. . Heat the oil on high heat until very hot. Drop in a tablespoonful of the mixture in the hot oil.

Do not turn to the other side until the fritter is very dark brown.

Scoop out any extra mix that breaks away from the batter in the hot oil, so it does not clutter or burn the oil. Drain on a paper towel.

 

Corn Fritters:

Ingredients

1 can corn (10z)
pinch of salt
1/2 cup flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup butter
3 eggs
 

Directions

Mix flour, butter, salt, water, and 3 eggs.

Pour corn into batter and mix well. Drop by tablespoons into very hot oil.

Brown, drain on paper toweling. Serve with tomato sauce.

 

Conch (Lambi):

Ingredients

1 pound shelled conch, cleaned, skinned
1 med. onion sliced
3/4 cup water
1 tomato chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup oil
1 medium chopped onion
1/4 cup scallions 3 tablespoons. tomato paste
salt, black pepper, and hot pepper to taste
1 tsp. minced shallots
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp parsley
2 tablespoons. vinegar

Directions

Pound conch with a mallet; cut into 1 1/2" pieces. Place conch in a bowl with vinegar.

Add water, and set aside for 2 hrs then drain thoroughly. Cook onion, garlic and shallots in oil for 2-3 minutes

Combine remaining ingredients and cook over medium heat. Conch is cooked when it is tender (about 45 minutes) for 45-50 minutes, stirring constantly until conch is tender.

 

Fried Beef Chunks (Tassot):

Ingredients

2 pounds steak or goat cut into small cubes
1/2 cup of chopped shallots
1/2 cup of orange juice
1/4 cup lime or lemon juice
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
salt, pepper to taste
1 teaspoon of parsley
 

Directions

Put all ingredients except the oil in a large pot and marinate at least 4 hours.

Transfer meat mixture to medium saucepan or pressure cooker and add water to cover.

Heat to boiling and reduce heat . Simmer covered until meat is very tender.

Fry meat in a large pan until crisp and golden brown.

 

 

 

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Updated: 25 April 2008


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