Potato Porridge (Pottage) By CoyIntrovert

Nigerian Yam Pottage
4 “white” potatoes•
1/2 a fresh tomato
1 small red bell pepper
1/4 cup of grounded crayfish
5 large fresh prawns
Bouillon (maggi) cubes
Vegetable/Canola/Olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Cut beef and prawns into little cubes and boil with seasonings of your choice.
2. Wash and blend fresh tomato, red bell pepper and onions.
3. Set pot on medium heat, add canola oil to the pot and let it heat up.
4. Add a pinch of salt to the hot oil and add cut onions.
5. Add your blended tomato paste to the hot oil.
6. Add salt, pepper, bouillon cubes, a little water and crayfish to the tomato paste and allow to cook.
7. Peel potatoes and cut into bite size cubes.
8. Let the tomato paste cook for close to 15mins. Add more water if needed. We don’t want the paste “slappy”
9. Add your boiled meat to the stew.
10. Add your cut up potatoes.
11. Allow potatoes to completely cook then add your spinach, stir and turn off heat.
12. Serve.
I particularly cook just white potato because I find the other types of potato too mushy

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By |November 15th, 2012|34 Comments


  1. Debbie Famurewa May 22, 2016 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    all your recipes are good, but will it help weight loss with all this palm oil?

  2. Promise Joshua February 25, 2016 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Please what is a prawn and bouillon?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 25, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

      Prawn – ede (shrimp). bouillon is maggi or knorr cube.

  3. stahnni (@stanR1) February 23, 2016 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Great recipe…just tried it..???

  4. Amina January 18, 2016 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    What does the half/tomato mean and can post the ingredwncr to me in UK, could estimate the post time for the ingredients

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 18, 2016 at 7:09 pm - Reply

      It means 1/2 of one fresh tomato.

      • Amina January 18, 2016 at 8:48 pm - Reply

        Won’t that be small

  5. [email protected] January 18, 2016 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Explain 1/2 tomato, do you mean can tomato or a tomato

  6. yinka June 17, 2015 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Thanks for your swift response and all your recipes. I stay in Namibia precisely and they seem not to have plenty of fresh local foods. It’s a mixed raced country with western influence on their food. Majority of thier foods ‘re canned with very tender chicken. This made me miss home food alot. They don’t ‘ve plantain, yam etc. They have maize but no grinder to make pap(Ogi). No Palm Oil here.
    I need substitutes for pap, and other vegetables. Wouldn’t mind any other substitute since you ‘ve once been abroad too.
    So sorry for my long epistles.


  7. yinka June 5, 2015 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Hello Ronke,

    We Nigerians in diaspora love to try all these delicacies, but sue to the fact that we can’t readily get the local ingredients, can you advice alternatives as I’m really in need to taste my native food again and again and also teach my kids to eat them

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 9, 2015 at 2:38 pm - Reply

      Hello Yinka.. where do you live? Avilauk delivers Nigerian grocery in the UK and Nigerianfoods delivers in the US. If you want more substitute, please let me know particular ingredients.

  8. omon May 6, 2015 at 7:25 am - Reply

    This your site eh…!One must learn how to cook o and eat too.Thanks for all these delicacies!!!

  9. sandra April 20, 2015 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Tried this today!!..the best!!!!..i literally want to finish the whole pot. Lol.Thanks

  10. Mary October 23, 2014 at 11:33 am - Reply

    I love cooking and I’m always looking for new dishes to cook and add to my recipe bank. Which is why I must commend you; it was delicious. I didn’t add any meat as I already had stew with meat and I served it with plantain. Thank you and keep up the good work.

  11. Lola August 3, 2014 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I just cook it and my kids love it.. It really taste good. Tanx

  12. Dayo B July 4, 2014 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Hi 9jafoodie! Your regular reader here…for us in Naija, what’s the best vegetable to use? I mean, which spinach?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 18, 2014 at 11:24 pm - Reply

      Efo tete is the closest thing to spinach. You can also substitute Ugu

  13. mrs felicia popoola May 25, 2014 at 12:06 am - Reply

    I cooked n my hubby almost finished it ,, I was so surprised cos he is a picky eater

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 4, 2014 at 2:36 pm - Reply

      That’s good to hear….keep cooking 🙂

  14. Alexie February 13, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Beautiful and delicious. I tried it and it was simply fantastic!

  15. onye November 15, 2013 at 2:57 am - Reply

    I absolutely love this! Its jst brilliant!

  16. cc December 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Looking at the recipe,the white potatoes here us,gets mushy if peeled and boiled is there anything I can do to avoid this?

    • CoyIntrovert January 30, 2013 at 11:12 am - Reply

      Sorry for the late reply. The white russet potatoes doesn’t get mushy easily but you have to watch closely and make sure you turn off the heat as soon as it cooks or it will get mushy.

  17. Yemsey November 19, 2012 at 6:01 am - Reply

    It looks great n cool. Will definitely try dat one day 4sure bcos I lyk stuffs lyk dt.

  18. e__victor
    e__victor November 15, 2012 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    If I tried something like this I’m pretty sure it’ll get mushy 🙁

  19. Name November 15, 2012 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Hmn, looks yum. I love the idea of dicing meat in there. I’ll have to try that too

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