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How To Make Haitian Accra

How To Make Haitian Accra

Accra is a staple side dish in Haitian cuisine. We like to call them Haitian hush puppies, because that's what they taste like - but with a spicy twist. Every time we visit the children in Haiti, we eat these delicious, fried treats with almost every meal (but we're not complaining)! Here's a quick and easy recipe for you to try making your own Accra at home.

Accra is a staple side dish in Haitian cuisine. We like to call them Haitian hush puppies, because that's what they taste like - but with a spicy twist. Every time we visit the children in Haiti, we eat these delicious, fried treats with almost every meal (but we're not complaining)! Here's a quick and easy recipe for you to try making your own Accra at home.


Servings: 6 people

Total Cook Time: 30 minutes

 

2 Malanga Roots (Available at Publix or Amazon)

2 Finely Chopped Habanero Peppers

1/2 Diced Bell Pepper

3 Diced Green Onions

3 Minced Garlic Cloves

2 Tablespoons Chopped Parsley

1 Tablespoon Thyme Leaves

2 Tablespoons Paprika

1 Tablespoon Salt

2 Teaspoons Ground Black Pepper

1/4 Cup of Flour

1/4 Cup of Water

Oil for Frying

1) Preheat a medium frying pan over medium high heat and fill with 1"-2" of oil.

2) Finely grate malanga in a medium mixing bowl (the shallower the better). Add Malanga and all remaining ingredients to a blender (excluding the oil) and blend for a few seconds to shred malanga further.

3) Remove malanga mixture from blender and place it back into the mixing bowl.

4) Using a knife, scoop long clumps of Malanga mixture from the bowl and place in fryer (see below). Fry for about 5 minutes, flipping periodically until gold brown.

5) Enjoy!