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Azu reporting for duty! ๐Ÿ™‚

The past couple of weeks I have shared all sorts of ijekuje using kids on long holidays as my excuse ๐Ÿ˜€ . Schools resumed today, time to switch back to regular meals. I have 3 more sweet tooth recipes but I will save them for next year…yep, I’m that patient!

Todays recipe originates from Ireland, it’s called Boxty and was eaten when there was a famine…hmmm..rather delicious if you ask me. I decided to put a Nigerian twist to it. The Irish potatoes had very strong raw flavour so a couple of spices took care of that, using raw potatoes meant less flour which means less calories. ย The stuffing is my idea because sausages go well with potato and this can also be a pig in the blankets cousin.

I love pancakes and I’m sure most of us do too so call this another feather in the pancake cap, now let’s see how its done.

Ingredients : makes 8-10 pancakes

7 medium fresh Irish potatoes -2 cups when grated

1 1/2 ย cups plain flour

1/2 milk

1 egg

1 fresh atarodo

2 tablespoons thinly chopped spring onions

1/4 medium sized onions

1/2 teaspoon curry powder

3 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 teaspoons vegetable oil

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For meat filling:

1 cup minced meat

2 sausages

1 large fresh yellow bell pepper

1 large green pepper

1/4 teaspoon thyme

1/4 teaspoon dry Cameroon pepper

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 garlic clove

1 fresh atarodo

1 double Knorr cube

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cooking spoon oil

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Method :

Wash, peel and grate the potatoes then blend with 1/2 cup of water until it’s smooth.

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Peeled, washed and grated. Grating makes blending easier.

Blended smooth

Blended smooth

Add a quater of an onion and 1 atarodo and blend until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients, curry, flour, milk, sugar and salt. Blend until smooth.

Add egg last.

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Pour batter into a bowl.

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Allow it rest for 20 minutes, you will notice the batter will get thicker. Add chopped spring onions before frying.

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Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a non-stick pan over low heat and fry each side until golden brown.

Turn the pancake when the top is completely cooked and no raw batter remains.

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Time to turn

Reapeat with the rest of the batter, set aside.

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Making the filling:

Slice onions, atarodo, sausages, bell pepper and green pepper into short thin strips, set aside.

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Season minced meat with thyme, chopped garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Cameroon pepper, ย 1 Knorr cube and salt.

Heat oil in a pan, fry chopped onions until soft and translucent. ย Add the minced meat, fry for 15- 20 minutes.

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Add the sausages and fry until golden brown and the minced meat cooked.

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Add the bell peppers, chopped atarodo and some fresh onions, fry for another 5 minutes.

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Check for salt and pepper, ย turn off heat and take pictures! Oops, ย I meant eat ๐Ÿ˜€ .

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Azu ๐Ÿ™‚ .