January 23, 2011

Yam & Beans

I had a craving for the yam n beans they used to serve us while I was in boarding house! SMH.

2 cups beans (black eyed peas)
5 cups water
2 cubes maggi
1tsp salt
medium onion (chopped)
1/4 cup palm oil
1Tspn dried pepper
2 cups chopped yam or sweet potatoes

Add water to a fairly large pot, add the chopped onion and cover on high heat until water starts to boil
Rinse the beans in cold water and add to the boiling water
Cook below medium head for 2 hrs
Add in salt, maggi, pepper, oil and yam
Cook for another hour.


Sara said...

What is maggi? Thanks!

Chic Therapy said...

i dont like beans but this looksssssss good!I am going to try the egusi in the previous post

9jaFOODie said...

@ Sara Maggi is a brand of bullion cube. u can substitute any brand you prefer
@ Chic....awww..thanks mate...let me know ao ur egusi turns out.

Chic Therapy said...

yay!!my Egusi turned out well.I had you blog page opened while i was cooking it.I should send you a picture

9jaFOODie said...

@ Chic Therapy..Happy it did!!.... yes yes yes..send me a picture n i will put it up. easylifess@gmail.com

Titi's Passion said...

Wow, that's all I can say, love love your blog. Yummy Naija food, awesome blog.

9jaFOODie said...

Thanks Titi.... come by often!!

UgoBabe said...

qquestion,if you cook the yam for an additional hour according to your recipie, won't it dissolve?

9jaFOODie said...

@Ugobabe: no it will not, the yam requires additional time to cook because it is not being boiled in clear liquid. You need extra time also for the seasoning of the beans to infuse the yam.

Mimi said...

Hi, nice blog btw and congrats on the award. I don't stay in naija so i don't have access to yam or plantain can you recommend any good substitute? also do i need to soak the beans in water for about 2-3hrs b4 cooking it?

9jaFOODie said...

Thanks mimi,
irish potato and sweet potatoes are great substitutes, they however require less cooking time do put them in about 30mins before the beans is cooked.
Soaking the beans is to reduce cooking time, if you soak it prior then it will soften faster, it's not a deal breaker, it's a matter of preference.