Whether you are making moi-moi or Akara, which is also known as black-eyed peas fritters, you will need to have peeled beans. It is essential to know how to peel beans easily and without wasting such much time! Today, I am showing you how deskin beans using the blender, this method takes less than 15 minutes!
1 lb. black-eyed peas
- Pour/add the beans into a bowl, add some water to cover the beans, allow to soak for 10 – 15 minutes, or a little more.
- Add a handful of beans and some water at a time into the blender; use the pulse setting to start and stop, without allowing the blender to go more than 3 seconds at a time. This will help the skin (of the soaked dry beans) to loosen.
- Pour into a separate big bowl; repeat the process for the entire soaked beans.
- To rinse, make sure the bowl with loosened beans has enough water, gently start rinsing off the floating chaff/skin. The skins would usually float to the top; they are lighter than the seed.
- The goal is to rinse off only the skin and not the (white) bean seed. Rinse thoroughly and set the clean seed aside for moi-moi or Akara or whatever you want to use it to do.
Do not overcrowd the blender by adding too many beans at a time.
Do not blend these beans in the name of loosening it, be careful.
Usually, we use brown beans or black-eyed peas for this purpose, i have never tried to peel the skin of kidney beans, pinto beans, or navy beans.
The beans skin or chaff can easily clog the kitchen drainage, so make sure to use a sieve to catch it, and then threw it away in the trash can.
- Cuisine: Nigerian
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