Beans with Fried Plantains


  • 1 cup black-eyed beans
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 onion
  • 1 scotch bonnet
  • 2 tbsp palm oil
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose seasoning
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp crayfish
  • 1 plantain
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • Salt to taste



Wash black-eyed beans in a bowl of cold water.

Set medium-size pot on low heat and add 2 cups of water with diced onion.

Once water starts to boil, add the washed beans and cover with lid.

Cook for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes check beans for water; if dry, add a cup of water.

Add scotch bonnet, palm oil, all-purpose seasoning, sugar, salt and crayfish.

Simmer for 20 minutes.


Peel plantain and cut at an angle, making slices.

Fry in a frying pan with sunflower oil until golden on each side.

When golden, remove from the frying pan and place on a plate covered with paper towel to drain excess oil.

Serve beans with fried plantain.


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Naija Bites

Self-proclaimed ‘fashionista’ Mary Shittu and renowned celebrity caterer Busola Ajibade co-host this entertainment cooking show in London that is a blend of fine dining mixed with celebrity fun. Naija Bites is set to tantalize your taste buds and show you how food is done the Naija way. Each week, Ajibade will cook a Nigerian delicacy, during which Shittu chats away with special African guests as well as helping to assist Busola in the creation of her mouth-watering dishes. Get to know African cooking and personalities in this fun show. Sample the real taste of Nigeria in Naija Bites.

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