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Taste of Africa.
Get to know the recipes of Africa for the superfan of African food who loves to cook and eat.

Pro Tips and African Recipes

The African Gourmet has all the best quick & easy dinners for delicious meals on a busy night. Skillet suppers. Easy lunches. Everyday Meals. Easy African Desserts. From our African kitchens to yours, all the tips, advice and recipes you need to make life more delicious, from everyday dinners and desserts to special occasion African feasts.

Get to know Africa from her African food recipes

Tell Us If You Like These 101 African Food Recipes.

How to Make Mashed Sweet Potato Balls

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How to Make Mashed Sweet Potato Balls. Make mashed sweet potato balls in the air-fryer, oven or cast iron skillet. Mashed Sweet Potato Balls Ingredients and Directions. Ingredients 4 large sweet potatoes 2 large chicken eggs 1 cup wheat flour ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 1 teaspoon ground allspice Salt to taste 1 cup bread crumbs Oil for frying Directions On medium-high heat, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil in a large cast iron skillet. Wash, peel and boil sweet potatoes then mash well. Add flour, one egg, sugars, spice, zest and salt to make the sweet potato dough to a rolling consistency. Evenly divide sweet potato dough into 12 round balls with your hands, then dredge first in egg and then in panko. Repeat. Fry sweet potato balls a few at a time until golden brown about 2-1/2 to 3 minutes on each side. Drain on a paper towel. Serve with curry. Don’t want to fry in oil? You can also bake mashed sweet potato balls at 400 degrees until gol

Allspice Mutton Pigeon Pea Stew

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You will love cooking and eating the African Gourmet's Allspice Mutton Pigeon Pea Stew recipe. Allspice Mutton Pigeon Pea Stew West African mutton cuisines are famous for the use of fresh root and leaf vegetables, earthy spices and pigeon peas.   First, what is mutton? Lamb and mutton are the meat of sheep at different ages; sheep in its first year is called a lamb while the meat of an adult sheep is mutton. People in North America prepare far fewer mutton recipes than Africa, Asia or Europe, therefore, the term Mutton may seem a little bizarre. Second, what is a pigeon pea? Pigeon pea is a pulse crop rich in proteins, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, sodium and zinc. Consumed as dry or green seeds and green pods pigeon peas are prepared as a snack, soup, mixed with rice or porridge eaten with or without meat. Major African pigeon pea crop growers are Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Allspice Mutton Pigeon Pea Stew ingredients and directions. Ingredients 1/2 pound m

Cooking Cassava Ugali in Kisumu

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Each of the 54 African countries apart of the African continent has its own food influences. African food recipes are usually based on a carbohydrate staple such as cassava, sweet potatoes, cocoyams, yams, and plantains. It is impossible to group African food into one category. Cooking dinner in the city of Kisumu Kenya. African food recipes vary from house to house. The food of Africa is as diverse as its culture and language. Food of Africa reflects its history. The food of Africa is as diverse as its culture and language. If you like French, Italian, English, Caribbean, American, Spanish, Dutch, and native foods you will love African food. In Africa, you will find dishes influenced by people who lived there for millions as years as well as major influences from cultures that colonized Africa and newly established fast-food chain restaurants. In addition, with a range of climates and growing conditions, the ingredients for African cuisine are diverse. It is impossible to group Af

Peppery Eggplant Vegetable Stew

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Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 20 min Ethiopian eggplants are a type of eggplant popular in parts of East Africa. Ethiopian eggplants are used in several ways in East African cuisine, including as an ingredient in main dishes, soups, and fried. Ethiopian eggplants are also a staple in many parts of Africa, where it is called garden egg in English and aborigine in French, among many other names in African languages. Peppery Eggplant Vegetable Stew Ingredients 4 sliced medium eggplants 1 small head cabbage, shredded 2 onions, sliced 2 cups baby carrots 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 large white potato, finely diced 1 green pepper, finely chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic ½ teaspoon chili powder Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons oil 8 cups of water Directions In a large pot with a lid, lightly sauté onions with garlic add all ingredients to the pot cover and simmer for one hour. Serve with Ethiopian Injera bread. More easy breakfast, lunch and

Breakfast Boerewors in South Africa

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Serve your minced meat breakfast boerewors sausage patties in between two slices of bread, tomatoes, cheese, eggs for the ultimate Boerewors sandwich. Southern African breakfast Boerewors sausage patties are easy to make. In South Africa, Boerewors are traditionally cooked over coals as part of a barbecue, or fried in a pan on the stove inside casings to make link sausages. Today we are making Boerewors sausage patties instead of links. It is essential to know the difference between minced meat and ground meat when making South African Boerewors. Boerewors uses minced meat and not ground meat. Minced meat is meat that is chopped up very finely; ground meat is more pulverized since it is put through a meat grinder possibly with other fillers such as fat, soybeans and water to bulk the ground meat up. The word Boerewors is literally translated to farmer’s sausage in the Dutch Afrikaans language and is a traditional South African sausage. The spice coriander and cloves define Boerewor

African Food Love recipe secrets for kitchen success.

Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.