Black Bean Bites-Rabios De Frijoles Negros

This is another variation of the Dinies Beanie Bites… But made with black beans instead of chickpeas…These are easy to make  and can be prepared  a day in advance and served hot or cold.

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INGREDIENTS

 250 grams of Black Beans(One quarter of a bag of beans)
1 Onion sliced
4 Cloves of Garlic crushed
2 Teaspoons of  Rosemary and Sage,Cumin,Coriander, or to taste
1-2 Jalapenos, deseeded, and finely chopped
Salt and Black Pepper to taste
3 Tablespoons of Ground Rice/Cornmeal Flour
Cooking Oil for frying

METHOD

Soak the black beans for 8 hours or overnight. Drain off the water and get rid of any stones/damaged peas. Add the beans,all seasonings and the ground rice and blend the mixture with around 200 mls of water. Add more water, if too thick. This mixture can then be chilled until ready to use, or can be used immediately, after leaving to stand for about 15 minutes. Heat some oil in a frying pan/deep fat fryer, and using a spoon, take some of the mixture and fry into large drops in batches of four, until golden brown and crisp, on a moderately high heat. This should take around 5 minutes or less. Serve hot with Mango Chutney, Lime Pickle or any dip of choice, as a snack or as part of a buffet. Enjoy!

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