Photographer's Note

This shot has taken at São Gonçalo dos Campos, an small city close of Salvador, about 100km.
This is an "acarajé" an tipical Bahiana's food. Originated at Africa, went to Bahia with the slaves.

This is the momment when the acaraje was being fried on the palm oil


2 cups of black-eyed peas; soaked overnight

1 cup water

2 cloves of garlic

11/2 tablespoon ground pepper

1 teaspoon salt


Rub the peel off the beans against a dishtowel.

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Beat for about 4 minutes or until you get a dough.

Pour the mixture in a mixing bowl.

Heat the palm oil to 350°F and deep-fry spoonfuls of dough for 8 minutes or until dark red.

SERVE: Street vendors in Bahia (northeastern Brazil) split the acaraje and fill them with vatapa.

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