Sasun Kuli Kuli
Kuli-kuli is Benin's national dish, providing nutrition, protein, and sustenance to the poor and often malnourished locals who have limited access to food. This simple meal consists of ground, smashed peanuts that are shaped into balls or biscuits which are deep-fried in their own oils.
Prior to frying, the paste is mixed with salt, pepper, and some spices, if available. To put it simply, it is deep-fried peanut butter. The finished product doesn't look appetizing, but it tastes quite good, with golden brown fritters drained and served either hot or cold and eaten as a snack.
Kuli-kuli can also be sprinkled over salads or accompanied by koko, fura, kamu, or with a blend of garri, sugar and water, called garri soakings.