Nigerian Pancakes With Shrimp

“The pancakes are a meal in themselves, and require no other accompaniment than a green salad. I found this on the internet. Posted for ZWT7-Africa. Note: Soak time is not included. Cook time is approximate to cook all the panckes in batches.”
16 pancakes

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb pea beans, soaked in water to cover overnight (any white beans will do)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 12 lb fresh tomato, cut in 1/4 inch cubes
  • 12 lb yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lb cooked shrimp, in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon black pepper
  • 14 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 large eggs, beaten lightly
  • 12 cup peanut oil


  1. Drain the water from soaked beans. In a 1 quart saucepan, put beans in and cover again with fresh water and 1 Tblsp. salt. Simmer slowly until tender.
  2. Drain and put through a food mill or sieve into a 3 quart bowl.
  3. Add tomatoes, onions,shrimp, 1 Tblsp. salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and eggs.
  4. In a large skillet: Heat peanut oil. Drop the mixture by heaping tablespoons in the hot fat. It will spread out like a pancake. Turn when bottom is brown and firm. Serve 2 pancakes as a portion.

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