An easy Potato Porridge recipe that needs simple ingredients, gets ready in a few minutes and is perfect for lunch or midweek dinner. Potatoes are a great substitute for african yams in many recipes and this luscious potato pottage is one of them. Interested? Learn how to prepare this easy potato recipe in a few steps, photos included.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine African, Nigerian
Keyword Potato Porridge
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Author Chichi Uguru
5lbspotatoespeeled and cut into quarters
2mediumRed bell pepperscoarsely blended
1/2mediumgreen bell pepperchopped
2medium onionschopped and divided
1/4cupcoarsely ground crayfish or 2 cans of Tuna fish.
1/4teaspoonsaltmore to taste
1/2 -3/4cuppalm oil
Put the quartered potatoes in a clean pot.
Add enough water to a level about 1 inch above the and potatoes in the pot.
Add chopped onions, crayfish, bouillon, salt
Cook till the potatoes are tender.
While the potatoes are cooking, begin to prepare the sauce.
Sauté 1/2 of chopped onions till transluscent and fragrant.
Pour in the coarsely blended red bell peppers, add salt and cook till liquid evaporates and it's reduced in volume.
Add the chopped green bell pepper if using, stir, then turn off heat.
Pour sauce into pot of cooked potatoes, mix in to combine. Taste for seasoning and adjust accoedingly. (don't worry if some of the potatoes are broken, while you mix that's what helps to thicken the sauce of the yummy porridge.)
Allow to simmer for about a minute.
Turn off heat. Serve warm
It will be helpful if you start making the sauce as soon as you begin to cook the potataoes.
You can add more oil up to 2 Tbsp if you'd like more oil