Children loves this a great deal! Ask any Nigerian mother!
Recipe for 5 servings
4 cups beans [brown or white]
1 onion [sliced or diced]
2 cooking spoons palm oil
5 big plantains [ripened]
A pinch of potash [optional]
Seasoning and salt to taste
3 red peppers [crushed or blended]
. Make sure the beans are stone – free, wash them and bring to boil for 10 minutes.
. Drain off the water, return to the pot and add fresh water that will cook the food.
A pinch of potash can be added to the boiling pot! Why? [it’s a general belief that potash helps to soften beans, although this is optional].
. One or two slices of onions is a very good and healthy idea! This is because the onions will add a special flavour to the cooking beans!
. While the beans are cooking, add the sliced or diced onions, once this is done, the aroma of the food will change immediately.
. Continue to cook until the beans are very tender.
. Once you know they are tender, add the salt and seasonings to taste including one or two cooking spoon of palm oil.
. Allow to simmer for six minutes before adding other ingredients.
. Cover and simmer until the beans are ready.
. Remove from heat and serve while you quickly fry the plantains.
. Set a frying pan on fire, wash and peel the plantains, cut into sizeable – chunks and fry with the remaining cooking oil.
. Make sure a pinch of salt is added [althogh it is optional].
. Fry until the plantains are golden brown.
. Remove from heat and serve with the delicious protein enriched beans.