Potato Porridge: 5 Important Health Benefits

Potato porridge is a very colorful and nutritious meal prepared using different kinds of potatoes. It is a mouth-watering dish which is very easy to prepare.

Some health benefits of Potato porridge are:

  • It is a good source of Vitamin B6
  • Potatoes are rich in magnesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral.
  • Potassium which is found in potatoes is one of the important electrolytes that help regulate heartbeat and nerve signals.
  • Potatoes are are rich in carotenoids like beta carotene and other carotenoids, which help strengthen our eyesight and boost our immunity to disease.
  • Potatoes contain Iron which help blood cell production.


Ingredients :

  • 3 potatoes(Irish, sweet or russet)
  • half a cup of palm oil
  • Maggi seasoning and salt
  • Crayfish
  • Dry fish
  • Dry prawns
  • Spinach or any other dark green vegetable of your choice
  • Some blended or chopped scotch bonnet and red ball pepper

Step by Step Preparation :

  • In a clean pot, pour in the palm oil, and heat up for about 3 minutes
  • Add some chopped onions and half of your crayfish(frying the crayfish brings out its flavor better)
  • Add the chopped or blended pepper and let it fry for some minutes
  • Add chicken or beef stock if you have any
  • Add your dry fish and dry prawns
  • Taste for salt
  • Add some salt ,maggi seasoning and remaining half of crayfish if necessary
  • Stir and cover to cook for about 10-15 minutes
  • Add a cup of water and add your diced potatoes
  • Cover to cook until potatoes is very soft and tender.
  • Add sliced vegetables and stir well.
  • Grill you plantain( I hardly fry things so i grill)
  • Serve hot/warm.

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