Hello and welcome to The Cooking Wardrobe. A few friends have been asking me to share a vegetarian recipe, so today in cooking, I am doing a black eye bean dish which is very popular in Sierra Leone. It is normally cooked with peanut or palm oil, however I am using olive oil for the beans, and vegetable oil to fry the potatoes.
2 cups black eye beans, 1 tbs tomato paste, 3 medium sized fresh tomatoes, 2 habanero chilies, 1 medium sized brown onions, 1 large sweet potato, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 stock cubes, 8 cups water, 3 cups vegetable oil.
|In a large sauce pan, add washed beans and 8 cups of waters and cook over high heat till all of the water is absorbed. It took about 40 minutes.|
|Beans will look like this when cooked. Remove and set aside|
|In another sauce pan, over high heat, fry chopped onions, chilies, and fresh tomatoes in olive oil for 8 minutes.|
|Now add tomato paste and stock cubes and cook for 5 minutes.|
|Lower heat, thoroughly mix through beans and simmer for 5 minutes.|
|That's the beans done.|
|Peel and chop potato|
|Deep fry in vegetable oil till golden brown|
|Drain on paper towel|
|I served it with buttered wholegrain toast. Enjoy|