|These were the best and they were not good enough!|
As I was saying, since I was up, I decided to do the goody wifey thing,that is make some breakfast… All of a sudden I started blending beans and pepper for akara, who does that though? Akara in the morning for someone rushing to work… This was 7am for crying out loud…I am guessing it was the virtous woman in me that kicked in because I took it too far….I wonder what Mrpossible was thinking as he just calmly asked me to pass him hot water and took out bread for himself… But the virtuous woman in me kept mixing,stirring the blended beans and I started frying…as I placed the akara in the hot boiling oil, It was like the akara wanted to mock me, it was not looking nice at all…it will definitely not remind you of the akara you had as a child or the one you queued for every morning by the akara woman’s shop…Those healthy looking, brightly coloured akara you eat with pap( soup) that the first bite is crunchy and inside is hot and steamy…. This my akara fell flat on it’s face almost as flat as pancakes and as brown as a coconut but it was edible, after I did the second batch , I had to give up.
I gave Mrpossible the nicest three looking ones, he could not eat all( it was just three!) and said he left the last one for me. Mrpossible does that most of the time when he doesn’t really like a particular meal.
So what did I learn?
There is time for everything…
What I learnt from the food
Maybe I added too much water
Maybe I did not stir it long enough
Or maybe the akara just really wanted to mock me, but I had the last laugh, I ate it all up with bread and cold water.
If you have a good akara recipe please share and I would try it out again, feel free to also share any of your kitchen oops!