This is a fritter recipe using black eyed peas. It was originally from Africa but the slaves in my area were given little plots of land they could cultivate and black eyed peas were one of the few crops that would produce enough to maintain a family. The black eyed pea dough is fried in dendê (palm) oil, and is really declicious.
The filling is made with okra, cashews and shrimp.
The fritters are called "Acarajé", the main filling is called "vatapa", and the okra filling is called "caruru".
If you want to try this, be warned that it is A LOT of work! They are really great though and worth the effort.