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July 31, 2015

Potato porridge

There are a couple of things you should know about this meal. Firstly , it is way easy to make. Secondly, there's usually no left-overs once it's made. Thirdly, you really don't need a recipe for it although i'd still go ahead and tell you how i made my own version. I love potatoes a whole lot especially in form of porridge (when i'm not frying or boiling plain). My only issue with potatoes is the fact that it's a whole lot of work when it comes to peeling it. I really wish someone would invent some kind of electric potato peeler cos i'd definitely be the first to buy. 

How to make Irish potato porridge
• Prep Time:  30 minutes
• Cook Time: 40 minutes
• Total Time: Over 1 hr
• Misc :          Serve hot

• 1/2 kilogram chicken
• 1 tsp. curry powder
• 1 tsp. thyme
• 12 medium sized Irish potatoes 
• 1 medium sized Red Onion 
• 5 cloves garlic 
• 2 small green pepper 
• A handful green peas
• 3 medium sized Carrots 
• 2 scotch bonnets 
• 2 Medium sized Tomatoes 
• 1 stick Butter - optional
• 3 Seasoning cubes 
• 3 tbsp. Vegetable oil 
• Salt to taste 
• 3 tbsp. All purpose flour

Step 1: First peel and cube the Irish potatoes- Set this aside. Chop the Red Onion, mince the garlic, dice the green pepper, green peas, carrots, scotch bonnets and tomatoes. Set this aside. 

Step 2: Cut the chicken into smaller pieces and place in a medium sized pot. Add the seasoning cubes, curry powder, thyme and salt to taste and just enough water to cover the content of the pot. Cook on medium heat for about 12 minutes. 

Step 3: Cut the butter into small cubes.Throw them in the pot with the chicken stock. Add the cubed potatoes and let it cook further for about 10 minutes. 

Step 4: In an empty wok, pour in the vegetable oil and heat up for about 3 minutes. Add the chopped vegetables in step 1 above and stir fry for about 5 minutes. 

Step 5: Pour the cooked potato with chicken stock in step 3 into the wok with stir fried vegetables in step 4. Mix the flour with about 1 cup of water in a small bowl and add it into the pot. Stir and leave to simmer as well as thicken for about 5-10 mins. 

Serve Hot. 

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  1. get a potato peeler, much easier than using a knife

    1. oh... deere is even somefin like a potato peeler??? dobstar is this meal thesame tin as sweet pot?

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    2. Sweet pot? I've never heard of it. Form the name it sounds like that's made with sweet potatoes though.

  2. I love African food especially Nigerian food. After all I am Nigerian American. I've been reading Eat To Live by Joel Furhman, perhaps one of the best books on the science of nutrition and health. I learned a lot from that book. If there's a few things Nigerian Chefs could do to make Nigerian food even healthier than it already is its switching from using trans fats oils such as canola, and palm oil to coconut and olive oil. That simple thing would make Nigerian food which is the tastiest food in Africa also far more healthy. Another thing is adding more raw food items such as kale, Spinach, and other uncooked foods. Eat To Live and the book Fit For Life say that we the secret to longevity is eating 50% raw and the other percent cooked at each meal. Cooked food alters the enzymes in food. The body needs food in its natural form uncooked. I'm already doing my best to start implementing those ideas in my eating regimen. 90% of the time I cook only with coconut oil and occasionally I cook with olive oil. Coconut oil is bar far the most superior type of oil to use for cooking. It has what is called medium chain triglycerides. It absolutely does not clog up arteries. Its actually good for the heart. It has numerous other benefits. It helps circulation, its good for the skin, it aids brain health and much much more. Also African chefs or Mommy's would do well to add salads and smoothies. Fruit vegetable Smoothies are considered raw foods because they are not cooked. The body absorbs nutrients from them like a sponge. I try to drink a kale fruit smoothy every day. Just saying

    1. Thanks Tony. Would put all these into consideration.

  3. You are so good at what you do.
    See me already salivating...
    *side eyes*

  4. Can someone also use sweet potato?

    1. Yes you can, although i'm still about to try that myself.

  5. Looks yummy

  6. I made this though a little the first time just to try it out and hubby loved it so much that I was asked to make it again the next day but a full pot this time. It was so good. I substituted chicken with gizzard as that was what I had and olive oil instead of vegetable oil. Thank you so much Dobby.

    1. Thanks for the feedback Chommy :), glad it turned out fine.

  7. I made something like this on sunday and was looking for a name for it. Thank you for i have seen a name for it. Although i did not add flour to thicken it as the potatoes was already starchy

    1. Glad you found this post useful Obireh.


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