Cookbook:Kala (Liberian Fritters)

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Kala (Liberian Fritters)
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Kala is a great and mouth watering snack, similar to Nigerian puff-puff.


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  1. Combine the salt, sugar, warm water, and yeast in a medium-size bowl. Set aside for about 5–7 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and mix very well; if you have a mixer, use it.
  3. Let the mixture rise for approximately 2 hours.
  4. Pour the vegetable oil in a large saucepan until it reaches at least 5 cm deep—too little oil will result in flatter fritter. Heat over medium heat—a drop of batter should rise to the surface and start sizzling.
  5. Use a spoon or your hands to drop dollops of batter into the hot oil. Fry for a few minutes until golden brown on one side. Turn the ball to the other side and fry until golden brown.
  6. Use a large perforated spoon to remove the fritters and place them on paper towels to soak up excess oil.
  7. If desired, roll the finished product in powdered sugar or table sugar.

Tips and Variations

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  • If you want to get crunchy kala, do not overcrowd the frying pan while frying.
  • You can cut back on the salt as desired.
  • This delicious snack can be eaten for breakfast, during relaxation, and even as a side dish.