Fufu - Corn Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Fufu is the staple vegetable mash served throughout West Africa. This version from "the Soul of a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the Foods and Flavors of Africa" is an updated flavor-rich version with corn for added texture.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the sweet potato and baking potatoes in a large pot, add water to cover, and bring to a boil. Boil until tender, about 30 minutes. Five minutes before the potatoes are done, add the corn.
  2. Drain the potatoes and corn and transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Set the corn aside to cool slightly, and mash the potatoes with a fork. Cut the corn kernels from the cobs, and fold into the potatoes.
  3. Combine the coconut milk, olive oil and butter in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir the flavored coconut milk into the mashed potatoes, then add the garam masala and salt and mix well.


Most Helpful

Made for PRMR! I also did not peel the potatoes. The kids really gobbled this up right away!!! A keeper! Thanks for this recipe.

nochlo August 05, 2013

I did change one thing in the recipe, in that I didn't peel the potatoes! Rather, after they were boiled, I sliced & diced them rather fine & then went on with the recipe! We like the texture & flavor (not to mention the nutrition) of the peel & were very pleased with the final mashed potato dish ~ Very, very tasty! This is definitely one of those recipes I'll be making again, for sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike May 26, 2011

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