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African Recipe of the Week: Africa Corned Beef Cakes

01/13/2010 12:48

Spice up your palate with the delicious tastes of Africa. These corned beef cakes are popular in Sierra Leone.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: 

1 pound potatoes or yams 

Salt and pepper to taste 

1 small onion, chopped 

2 eggs, beaten 

1/4 cup milk 

7 ounce can corned beef 

2 cups bread crumbs for coating 

Deep fat for frying 

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional 

1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley

HOW TO MAKE YOUR CAKES: Peel potatoes or yams; wash and boil in salted water until they are tender. This may take about 10 minutes. Drain the potatoes and mash them. Add pepper or cayenne, chopped onions, parsley and corned beef. Add milk to the eggs. Add two tablespoons egg mixture and mix well. Form into flat cakes, brush with eggs, coat with bread crumbs. Fry in oil until golden brown. Drain on tissue paper, serve hot. To find more African recipes just visit the Africa Imports web site or go directly to our African Recipe page.