Cookbook:Pekere (Nigerian Corn Cake)

Pekere (Nigerian Corn Cake)
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Pekere, also known as corn cake, is a typical Yoruba food made from cornmeal. It is typically served with ogi, ẹko, or Nigerian custard. It is similar to akara and usually consumed as a breakfast dish.

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  1. Grind or blend the pepper, tomatoes, and onions together to make a paste.
  2. Combine the pepper paste and cornmeal.
  3. Mix in water, salt, and maggi cube until smooth.
  4. Heat enough vegetable oil in a pot for deep-frying. Aim for a temperature of about 350–375°F.
  5. Roll the mixture into small balls, and deep fry them.
  6. Remove the pekere from the oil, and drain any excess oil.
  7. Serve with ogi, ẹkọ, or Nigerian custard.