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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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Crispy Fried Tunisian Lentil Doughnuts

Savory Tunisian lentil doughnuts or donuts are fried and dipped into harissa hot pepper paste.

Lentil doughnuts are popular in many African countries and are prepared in various forms as a savory or sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, and street food stalls.

Tunisian lentil doughnuts


Lets make fried Tunisian Lentil Doughnuts in 30 minutes serving five people. Serve as a snack with hummus or harissa hot pepper paste, the ingredients to our savory doughnuts are below and the ingredients are found in your local grocery store.


Fried Tunisian Lentil Doughnuts

Ingredients

2 cans 15.5 ounces of lentil beans, drained
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1 tablespoon whole cumin seeds
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
3 hot peppers of your choice, diced
1 teaspoon sea salt
Oil to shallow pan fry
 

Directions for frying and baking doughnuts.

Heat the oil for frying. Place the flour, lentils, chili, spices, salt, ground spices into a blender, and grind to a thick paste like dough. Roll dough into even sized pieces. Fry until a golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towel and serve with hummus or harissa hot sauce.

Baking doughnuts.
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease two standard doughnut pans. Spoon the batter into the lightly greased doughnut pans, filling the wells to about 1/4" shy of the rim. Bake the doughnuts for 10 minutes. Remove them from the oven, and wait 5 to 7 minutes before turning them out of the pans onto a cooling rack.

Harissa hot pepper paste recipe.


Harissa red hot pepper paste recipe


Let's make Harissa hot five minute seasoning with step-by-step directions.

Ingredients
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
4 hot peppers of your choice, diced
1 garlic clove, chopped
2-tablespoons cumin seeds, toasted
1-tablespoon coriander seeds
½-cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
A small handful of coriander leaves, chopped
1-tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1-teaspoon fine sea salt

Directions
Lightly toast the cumin and coriander seeds in a small frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, until fragrant around 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Add the cooled seeds with the remaining ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Did you know?
Dawnat Aleudas Almisrii are Tunisian lentil doughnuts in the Arabic language.

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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