Have you ever liked something but never really loved it? That’s the kind of relationship I have with akra, I like it but I’m not in love. Weird way to start a post for a recipe, yes, I know LOL! Some people on the other hand absolutely love it and that is the reason why I had to come up with a recipe to post in the fritay series. It’s only right and besides it’s not about what I like, in the words of the princess from the classic movie Coming To America, “Whatever you like.” LOL
- 1 cup grate malanga (yautia)
- 2 tablespoon epis
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (may substitute w/blk pepper)
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt (salt to taste)
- 1 1/2 tablespoon pikliz juice
Add epis, dry seasoning and pikliz juice to grated malanga and mix thoroughly.
Add about 1 1/2 cup of vegetable oil to a pot and fry your akra, brown on both sides.
Drain on a plate lined with paper towel, enjoy!
When grating your malanga aka yautia grip it with a paper towel cause those suckers are pretty slippery, or just use a food processor and process it into a paste (some people finely shred it). Use a knife to pick up the batter to create that long shape (watch me do that in the video). I used vegetable oil to fry it (in case you're wondering).