Potatoe Porridge is one sumptuous meal you have to taste. Of the two major varieties of potatoes; the Irish and sweet potatoes. The later is the best for this delicacy because of its sweetness. Potatoe is widely grown in the Northern part of Nigeria. This tuber crop is available in markets, stores and super markets in the country.

Porridge can be made with different kinds of tuber crops such as water yam, cocoyam, yam, etc. but the one made with sweet potatoe is so yummy. The ingredients for this meal determine the richness and sweetness. This meal is one meal you can’t afford to miss in your menu list especially if you are a foodie.


The major ingredients for this meal  includes; sweet potatoe, chili pepper, Ugwu leaves, crayfish, dry fish, seasoning, palm oil, and salt to taste.


Peel the sweet potatoes, cut into smaller parts and then wash thoroughly. Set aside the chili pepper and crayfish. Pluck the ugwu from its stalk, cut the leaves into smaller sizes and then rinse in water. Use a sieve to drain the water. Rinse the dry fish in a bowl of water, remove the bones and then set aside.


Boil the sweet potatoes on a stove in medium heat. Allow to cook for 8-10 minutes. Make sure the water in the pot isn’t dry. Add a desirable amount of palm oil. Add the chili pepper, seasoning, crayfish and salt to taste. The ugwu leaves can then be added few minutes later. Stir the leaves with the contents and allow for about 5-8 minutes.

The dry fish can then be introduced. Make sure the fish isn’t broken, stir with the contents and allow cooking for about 10 minutes. You can taste for salt. If it is not okay, you can add a pinch of salt till you have your desired taste. Allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes. Thereafter, the potatoe porridge is done and can be served. Serve with a bottle of cold water or any soft drink of your choice. This delicacy is so sweet and rich. You will thank me later after tasting this sumptuous meal. Bon appetite.

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