Sweet Potato Porridge (Nagoti Dzogbo)

Introducing a gluten free, quick, sweet (sugar free) and savoury breakfast is this indigenous Sweet Potato Porridge from the Eweland of Ghana called Nagoti Dzogbo.

Made from Sweet Potatoes and a few ingredients you’ll have this Nagoti Dzogbo  ready in under 10 minutes.

In Ghana there are different variations of this dish called Mpotompoto, where Fish stock is used as the base for the recipe.

The Chillies can be omitted from this recipe if it’s made for a toddler.

INGREDIENTS

2 large peeled and diced Sweet Potatoes
1 medium sized Onion
5 Green Chillies (optional)
3 tablespoonful of Zomi (spiced Palm Oil)
180ml of Water
Salt to taste

METHOD

Watch how to prepare this quick and filling Sweet Potato Porridge called Nagoti Dzogbo below;

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Black Eyed Beans fritters recipe from scratch

Black eyed bean fritters is a popular West African snack, which is also enjoyed by Brazilians and Cubans. The dish was introduced to West Africa by the Hausa’s , who predominantly live in Nigeria and some parts of West Africa, such as Ghana, Sierra Leone, Cameroon etc
This is an improved recipe to achieve that crunchy outer layer and fluffy flesh. A recipe that mimics exactly what you buy from the Koose or Akara seller.
 
INGREDIENTS 
350g of peeled Black Eyed Beans
60ml of Water
2 large Banana Shallots
1 Habanero Chilli 
 
OPTIONAL
50g of Diced Bells Peppers
30g of chopped Spring Onions
1 medium sized diced Onion
Salt to taste
 
I have also shared 2 faster and favourite methods of how to peel your Black Eyed Beans below;
TIPS
The batter must have a textured consistency to achieve the famous crunchy outer layer
 
The batter must be beaten till its aerated or has a soufflé consistency 
This can be achieved easily by using your hand mixer or stand mixer.
Please note it took between 15-20 minutes to achieve the perfect aerated consistency using my stand mixer
Heat your oil for 5-7 minutes on a medium heat and maintain that heat till you’re done frying.
The advantage of having the aerated batter consistency means your Akara cooks perfectly and will not be soggy.
Now you can enjoy your homemade Akara or Koose recipe.
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METHOD
Watch how to prepare the perfect Akara or Koose recipe below;
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Sourdough Cinnamon French Toast recipe

Introducing a quick Sourdough French Toast recipe served with Avocado salad and Omelette.

INGREDIENTS
Sourdough or any other bread you have available
3 Eggs
Quarter of a teaspoon of Cinnamon powder
30ml of Whole Milk
1 tablespoonful of Vegetable oil/ Groundnut oil or alternatively you can use Butter

1 medium sized Avocado
1 small diced Banana Shallot
2 diced Green Chillies
30g of diced mild Red Chillies
30g of chopped Parsley
1 tablespoonful of Apple Cider Vinegar
3 tablespoonful of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

TO SERVE
Serve with a chilled glass of Orange , Pineapple or Watermelon juice

Watch how to prepare this easy Sourdough French Toast below;

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How to cook the tastiest Steak simply

How to cook the perfect Steak
The thought of a plate of Pan fried Steak with Parmesan shavings, soft Garlic on a bed of Rocket salad made me smile.

As I tucked into each bite I missed my friends and the bi weekly, Pub meal treat we used to have (pre lockdown century). it does feel like a century…
The only way I knew how not to dwell on the feeling of ‘loss’, was to treat myself to a simple Steak cooked perfectly for me.

I like my Steak Medium Well, how do you like your Steak?

For the ingredients,

Grab 400g of any Steak you can afford

1 tablespoonful of Butter

5 tablespoonful of Vegetable or Peanut Oil

Half a teaspoon of freshly milled black peppercorns

2 medium Rosemary stalks or 1 teaspoon of dried Rosemary

4 cloves of Garlic

Salt to taste

300g of Rocket Leaves

30g of Parmesan shavings

METHOD

Watch how I prepared my Steak below;

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Chicken Confit Recipe

Nothing beats a moist, fall off the bone Chicken with crispy skin which is equally  packed with flavours. A great way to preserve your Chicken for much longer. Shred the Chicken and use it for sandwiches or stir fries. To try this recipe you’ll need the following ;

INGREDIENTS

3 Chicken Legs

2 heaped tablespoonful of Sea Salt flakes

30g of sliced Ginger

5 crushed Star Anise or 1 tablespoonful of Aniseed

8 crushed All Spice pods

4 Grains of Selim pods

4 cloves of crushed Garlic

30g of Thyme

10 Cloves

3 Bay Leaves

1 tablespoonful of Black Peppercorns

2 litres of Olive oil or Duck fat

TO SERVE

Best served with mashed Potatoes, Beans or Ratatouille.

METHOD

Watch how to preserve, spice and cook your perfect Chicken Confit below;

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