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

Irio (Mashed Sweet Potato with Peas and Corn) — A classic Kenyan dish that is a hearty combination of mashed sweet potatoes, peas, corn and sometimes spinach. A simple yet filling and nutritious side dish that goes perfectly with stews, grilled meat and fish. As always, with many African meals there are different variations, with potatoes and corn making up the base.

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Yields3 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time45 mins
 23 2-3 pound (900 g - 1.3 kls) sweet potatoes sub with regular potatoes(see notes)
 23 tbsp (28.4 g - 42.6 g) butter or canola oil
 1 tsp (5 g) minced garlic
 ¼ cup (40 g) diced onions
 ½ cup or more cup (87.5 g) blanched corn
 ½ cup more cup (87.5 g) blanched peas
 ½ tsp (1.05 g) paprika
 1 tbsp (3.8 g) parsley
 ½ (6.5 g) hot sauce chili or cayenne pepper optional
 Salt to taste

Ingredients

 23 2-3 pound (900 g - 1.3 kls) sweet potatoes sub with regular potatoes(see notes)
 23 tbsp (28.4 g - 42.6 g) butter or canola oil
 1 tsp (5 g) minced garlic
 ¼ cup (40 g) diced onions
 ½ cup or more cup (87.5 g) blanched corn
 ½ cup more cup (87.5 g) blanched peas
 ½ tsp (1.05 g) paprika
 1 tbsp (3.8 g) parsley
 ½ (6.5 g) hot sauce chili or cayenne pepper optional
 Salt to taste
Irio (Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe with Peas and Corn) By African Bites

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