Irio (Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe with Peas and Corn) by African Bites

Irio (Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe with Peas and Corn) by African Bites

It is hearty combination of mashed potatoes, peas, corn and sometimes spinach, to create a dish with an appeal that is undeniably filling, and nutritious. As always, with many African meals there are different variations, with potatoes and corn making up the base. Feel free to replace some of the vegetables to the ones you have on hand.

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Irio (Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe with Peas and Corn) by African Bites
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time45 mins
 2 -3 pound (900 g - 1.3 kls) sweet potatoessub with regular potatoes(see notes)
 2 -3 Tablespoons (28.4 g - 42.6 g) butter or canola oil
 1 tsp minced garlic(5 g)
 ¼ cup diced onions(40 g)
 ½ blanched cornor more cup (87.5 g)
 ½ blanched peasor more cup (87.5 g)
 ½ tsp paprika(1.05 g)
 1 tbsp parsley(3.8 g)
 ½ tsp hot sauce chili or cayenne pepper optional(6.5 g)
 Salt to taste

 

Ingredients

 2 -3 pound (900 g - 1.3 kls) sweet potatoessub with regular potatoes(see notes)
 2 -3 Tablespoons (28.4 g - 42.6 g) butter or canola oil
 1 tsp minced garlic(5 g)
 ¼ cup diced onions(40 g)
 ½ blanched cornor more cup (87.5 g)
 ½ blanched peasor more cup (87.5 g)
 ½ tsp paprika(1.05 g)
 1 tbsp parsley(3.8 g)
 ½ tsp hot sauce chili or cayenne pepper optional(6.5 g)
 Salt to taste
Irio (Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe with Peas and Corn) by African Bites

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