Accra Recipe: A Taste of the Caribbean Delight

Dish recipes: Accra
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Accra is a beloved Caribbean dish known for its crispy exterior and fluffy interior, made primarily from salted codfish and flour. This delightful snack offers a burst of flavor with every bite and is a favorite street food across the Caribbean islands. Let's explore how to make this irresistible treat at home.


1 lb salted codfish

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon thyme

1 scotch bonnet pepper, finely chopped (optional)

Vegetable oil, for frying


Start by soaking the salted codfish in water overnight to remove excess salt. Drain and rinse the codfish thoroughly the next day, then shred it into small pieces. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded codfish, flour, chopped onion, minced garlic, baking powder, black pepper, thyme, and chopped scotch bonnet pepper if using. Mix well to form a thick batter. Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan or skillet over medium heat. Drop spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil, frying in batches until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side. Make sure not to overcrowd the pan. Once cooked, remove the accras from the oil and drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.


Accras are best served hot and crispy, either as a snack or appetizer. They pair perfectly with a side of spicy dipping sauce or enjoyed on their own as a flavorful treat.

Accra is a classic Caribbean dish that's loved for its crunchy texture and savory flavor. Whether enjoyed at a beachside shack or homemade in your kitchen, accras are sure to transport you to the sunny shores of the Caribbean with every bite.