Potato porridge the Nigerian way
My people. Some things can be crazy expensive in diaspora. Hmmm African yams for instance is like gold.
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That being said we haven’t eaten yams for a while.
I usually don’t buy yams in bulk because if you don’t eat them up within a certain period of time, it all spoils and goes to waste.
If I get it on sale which is rare, I buy in bulk and freeze. But that too much wahala joor.😉
Anyway yesterday the kiddos were craving some yam porridge. I decided to run by the African Store and pick up some yams.
The yams were 2 (7in) yams for $16 hmmm I was what?? 😳😳😳 nahhh….
So as usual I put on my thinking cap😜😎 and decided to substitute the yams with potatoes.
I have visualized a recipe like this for a long time but since I always had yams I didn’t think to substitute it.
Need I say it turned out delicious. Another recipe added to my arsenal. 😎
Prep Time: 10 mins Yield: 6 servings
Cook Time: 30 mins
- 7.5 lbs Idaho potatoes peeled and cut into quarters
- 2 Red bell peppers coarsely blended
- 2 Tbsp tomato purée
- 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
- 2 Medium onions chopped
- 1/4 cup coarsely ground crayfish or 2 cans of Tuna fish.
- 1 – 1¼ cup palmoil
- Put the quartered potatoes in a clean pot.
- Add water to a level about 1 in below the level of the potatoes in the pot.
- Add chopped onions, crayfish, salt, bouillon.
- Cook till the potatoes softens.
While the potatoes are cooking, begin to prepare the sauce.
- Pour 1 cup of palm oil into a saucepan placed over a lit hob.
- When it heats up, add the chopped onions and chopped pepper. sauté till onions is transluscent and fragrant.
- Pour in the coarsely blended red bell peppers and the table spoon of tomato purée.
- Cook till the water from the coarsely blended peppers evaporates. Then add the chopped green peppers.
- Turn off heat
- Mix in the sauce with potatoes.
- Some of the potatoes will be broken and that’s what helps to create the yummy porridge.
- Allow to simmer for about a minute.
- Turn off heat.
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