Acarajé, Brazil from Outrageously Fattening Foods Around the World (Slideshow)

Outrageously Fattening Foods Around the World (Slideshow)

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Acarajé, Brazil

This popular Brazilian dish is made from peeled black-eyed peas that are mushed-up into a ball and deep-fried… in palm oil! The balls are then cut in half and stuffed with shrimp, sauce, and trimmings. For the record, palm oil is one of the healthier oils going because it’s trans fat-free, but it is high in calories, making it a great oil to supplement a staple food diet, but not so good if you’re watching your waistline.