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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ripe Plantain With Fried Brown Beans

 Fried Plantain (dodo) with brown beans

Ripe plantain in hot cooking oil

 A portion of dodo with fried beans
Dear Diary, 
the color may not be red like your normal palm oil beans, but I guarantee you that this is sure going to be your favorite. It is nothing like the ordinary beans you have always forced yourself to swallow. I can eat this with white rice, yam, and even boiled unripe plantain. I can eat just the beans alone and I'm good.  If you do
not like this consistency, you can make yours thicker by cooking with less water. I love to take a spoon and just eat the soupy beans after clearing my dodo.

INGREDIENTS FOR COOKING MY DODO WITH BROWN BEANS:
  • Ripe Plantain
  • Brown beans
  • Ground crayfish
  • Soya oil
  • Ground Red Fresh Peppers
  • Chopped Onions
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Salt
  • Water
STEPS TO COOKING:
  1. I had to fry the ripe plantain first because I needed to use some of that sweet oil for the beans. I cook beans with palm oil, Soya oil is used only when I want a different flavor and color.
  2. The  picked beans is  washed before boiling. I boiled until tender before adding some salt.
  3. The onions and crayfish are fried in shallow oil before adding the pepper and seasoning cubes.
  4. I checked for salt before gradually  adding the boiled beans. The pot is covered and brought to a boil.
  5. I wanted the beans really soft, so, allowed the pot to cook until the beans was very soft before turning off the heat and serving.
This method of cooking beans never fails. This is the method I use to cook for haters of beans especially kids. It tastes so different from the usual beans and dodo that we know. The fried crayfish adds a special aroma to it. I am not a great fan of beans, but when it is boiled and then fried this way, I bet I can eat it everyday 'cos it's so different.

26 comments:

  1. I have seen what I'm going to eat this night

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    1. Yeah, a trial will sure make this your favorite!!!

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  3. I've never made beans in the method before but will totally try it to see the difference it makes. Thanks.

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    1. Quite different and YUMMY, I can guarantee that!

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    2. Eya, I am hungry oh

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  4. Eww! This is back to the real basics from those who do it right. I'm saving this recipe for weekend. Gbam.

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    1. Hi Debby, were you able to make it? How did it go? Do you like the taste?

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  5. making me hungry :(. Infact, i off to the market to get me some beans right now.

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  6. Serious aunty Ojay last thursday I bought some riped plantain with d intention of cooking a porridge,but my Yoruba friend suggested dis,I was reluctant initially,but at d end I must confess I enjoyed it,fried plantain,red oil stew and beans. But I was confused when I saw fried brown beans on ur update,is dat a new method?looolz

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

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  7. No, not new. It is just another method of cooking beans. I know about six methods including the one you did, and they all taste nice and different too. Next time try this one for a change. You will have no left over.

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  8. So I made beans using this boil and fry method over the weekend and I've come here to testify :) Nice!!!

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    1. Yes yes yes! Many thanks for coming back to testify, I truly appreciate the feedback!!!
      Next time try boiling and frying with palm oil, crayfish and onion, it will also turn out great.

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  9. I like! You know how to whip up those meals, sista.

    A Happy Christmas to you!

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  10. Am really learning different methods of cooking here. Thanks a lot Eya.

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    1. I appreciate all your visits Chinyere, Thank you too.

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  11. Am really learning different methods of cooking here. Thanks a lot Eya.

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  12. Hei Eya
    Can I substitute Soya Oil with regular vegetable oil? Would it still taste good? I can't stand the smell of soya oil.

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    1. Yes Amy, regular vegetable oil is great too.

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    2. I just made this for dinner. In fact I'm eating right now. Had to tear myself away from the food to type this. OMYGOSH!!! Talk about food hitting just the right spots. Infact, sorry but I have to rush back to my food...

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    3. Hi Amy, thanks for sharing with us! enjoy your meal.

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  13. Am Going To Try Dis After Work Today. Jst Hope My Choosy Hubby Likes It.

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  14. Nenye Osey-NwokoFebruary 20, 2013

    Aunty Eya,I am one of ur secret readers o. I found ur blog sometime last month and it has been a blessing. I am making this fried beans today but I'll add some carrots ,green beans and green leaves(my husband loves vegetables so I add them to almost everything). I made ur indomie with chicken gravy yesterday and my husband said 'if u eat this type of indomie,u won't want to eat any other type'. Lol. I've made ur Vegetable rolls too and it was great. Plus I've learnt a lot here. Like how u make and store ur stew,pepper sauce etc. I will make ur Sharwama for breakfast on saturday. Best blog ever

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    1. Hi Nenye, what a great award from a dear faithful reader. I am so excited. I really do appreciate this feedback. God bless you and yours.
      I wish you success with the shawarma making.

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  15. This is awesome it's cool if u had ur own app to make ur blog more popular

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