No time for soaking black-eyed peas overnight? No problem. Use canned black-eyed peas, and you’ll have dinner ready in minutes.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes


250ml (1cup) cake flour
1 tsp baking powder/dried yeast (if you have time to spare)
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg (optional, if using dried yeast, not required)
125 milk (optional, if using dried yeast, not required)
Water (boiled but lukewarm water)
125 ml oil for frying 


Baking powder method

  1. Sift flour, baking powder/yeast and salt together.
  2. Beat egg separately and add to flour. Add milk and mix until smooth heat oil in frying pan and drop a tablespoon of the mixture into oil.
  3. Fry for two to three minutes on one side, then turn and fry for one minute on other side.
  4. Serve hot

Yeast method

  1. Mix Flour, Yeast, Sugar (if required), salt with water until well mixed
  2. Cover with a cloth and leave to rise for about an hour or as required
  3. Shape into balls or cut into squares on a board sprinkled with flour
  4. Heat oil and add dough, fry each side for about 2 -3 minutes until golden brown
  5. Don't make more than four at a time.

Serve hot.