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Fried Cabbage Pancakes and Onion Sauce

Fried Cabbage Pancakes and Onion Sauce Zambia is a landlocked African country and has one of the highest levels of urbanization in Africa with densely populated areas in the central zones particularly around the cities of Lusaka, Ndola, Kitwe, and Mufulira. With space at a premium in the cities, besides corn and beans, cabbage has many simple recipes in the everyday lives of Zambians.

Fried Cabbage Fritters.


Fried Cabbage Pancakes Recipe.


Ingredients. 

1 can black eyed peas washed and drained.
2 cups cooked shredded cabbage.
1 cup all-purpose flour.
1 large egg.
1/4 cup finely chopped onion.
1/2 magi cube.
Vegetable oil for frying.

Directions. 

Mix all ingredients well, roll into small size balls, flatten and fry on both sides until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, cool and sprinkle with a little salt if desired. Serve warm with our onion sauce recipe below. 

Fresh organic onions for onion sauce.

Onion Sauce for Fried Cabbage Pancakes. 

Ingredients.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil. 
4 cups thinly sliced onions. 
Salt and pepper to taste. 
2 cups vegetable stock.
1 teaspoon all purpose flour 

Directions.
In a saucepan, over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add onions. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until caramelized. Add the flour to the stock, mix well. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and puree until smooth.

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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.