Learn How to Make Fufu

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Fufu is a major staple food of West and Central Africa. The main ingredients starchy root vegetables that differ from region to region. The vegetables are boiled and pounded until the glutinous mass reaches the desired consistency (thickness).

Conventional west African fufu is made from cassava, yam, plantain or rice, then pounding them into a glutinous mass, usually in a giant, wooden mortar and pestle. However, the North American adaptaion uses potato flour or flakes. may trouble you if you try to stick to minimally processed foods.

  1. 2 1/2 cups Bisquick 2 1/2 cups instant potato flakes.
  2. Rabidly boil 6 cups of water in a large, heavy pot.
  3. Combine the Bisquick and potato flake and add to the water.
  4. While holding the pot sternly, stir constantly and vigorously using a thick wooden spoon for 10-15 minutes. The mixture will become very thick and difficult to stir, but you have to be relentless, otherwise you’ll get a lumpy mess.

When the fufu is ready (you’ll know when it becomes so hard as to make it difficult to stir), dump the results into a wet bowl and mold it into a smooth ball. Fufu is eaten (served) with a wide verity of soups and stews. You can find a comprehensive list below.