NIGERIAN PANCAKES WITH SHRIMP

The pancakes are a meal in themselves, and require no other accompaniment than a green salad.

1 lb. pea beans (any white beans will do)

1 Tbs. salt

lb. fresh tomatoes, cut in -inch cubes

lb. yellow onions, finely chopped

1 lb. cooked shrimp, in -inch pieces

1 Tbs. salt

tsp. black pepper

tsp. cayenne pepper

6 large eggs, beaten lightly

cup peanut or any vegetable oil

In a quart bowl: soak 1 lb. pea beans (any white beans will do) in water to cover overnight. Drain excess water, and then in a 1-quart saucepan cover again with fresh water and add 1 Tbs. salt. Simmer slowly until tender. Drain amd put through a food mill or sieve into a 3-quart bowl. Add lb. fresh tomatoes, cut in -inch cubes, lb. yellow onions, finely chopped, 1 lb. cooked shrimp, in -inch pieces, 1 Tbs. salt, tsp. black pepper, tsp. cayenne pepper and 6 large eggs, beaten lightly. In a large skillet: heat cup peanut or any vegetable oil. Drop the mixture by heaping tablespoons in the hot fat. It will stread out like a pancake. Turn when the bottom is brown and firm. Serve 2 pancakes as a portion.

Yield: 16 medium pancakes

country : Nigeria

course : main dish

source : The African Cookbook / Bea Sandler