Cameroon – Irish Potatoes Bouillon With Cow Meat

by Djougwa Kouemo Patricia

Irish potatoes is a meal that everyone love eating and even babies enjoy eaten it since it is nice in the mouth and its easy to digest. Irish potatoes has different ways of cooking all the depend on each countries. Like in the United State of America they love frying Irish potatoes especially to eat in hamburgur or tacos but here in Cameroon we mostly love doing Irish potatoes and pepper soup. And meals also best to eat when you have caught cold.


  • 1/2kg cow meat
  • 5 large irish potatoes
  • 2 small  tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 1 thym
  • 2 branche of celery
  • 1 parsley
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup njansa
  • 1 spoon white pepper
  • Pepper(optional)
  • Salt and maggie to taste


Wash and cleans meat properly , remove all onwanted skin and slice it as desired and keep aside. Wash the one onions and slice it. Wash the bay leaves and the thym . place your pot on fire then add in the one cup of oil let the oil becomes hot before you can fry the slice onions. When the onions becomes brownish, add in the cow meat, bay leave, thym and salt and maggie to taste and 1l of water  in to the pot. Close the pot and allow it boil for 30 minutes .

While the meat is boiling clean up the tomatoes, celery, garlics, njansa, white pepper. Wash them all and put them in to the robot to grain. Graine the mixture well and but it aside.

When 30 minutes has reached , add in the grounded tomatoes, celery, parsely, garlics,njansa, and white pepper in to the pot and close the pot again and waite for about 10minutes.

While waiting for the 10minutes to elapse , peel the irish potatoes and wash them well.

When 10nminutes has reached, add in the peeled irish potatoes in to the pot and close the pot and allow it cook for another 20 minutes since irish potatoes is easy cook and it gets ready fast. But all the same if you like very soft irish potatoes You can decide to allow the irish potatoes more on fire.

After this 20 has passed, you can remove you irish potatoes boullon  and cow meat on fire. This meal is enjoyed mostly hot.

N/B You can cook this meal with different type of meat that suit you . you can enjoy it with goat meat, chicken , bush meat, and fish etc.   

Enjoy your meal!

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