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Potato Greens

Greens are good for you.

Greens are good for you.

One of the first traditional Liberian dishes that I had the pleasure of tasting was home-cooked potato greens. (With rice, of course – nearly all food in Liberia comes with rice!). Back home, we eat sweet potatoes, but in Liberia, they also eat sweet potato greens, the leaves of the sweet potato plant. It pretty much resembles spinach or collard greens, looking decidedly green and healthy. (Although with all the oil that seems to be put in there, maybe not…). It can be prepared vegetarian, but usually chicken, fish, shrimp (or other miscellaneous meat and/or seafood) are thrown into the mix. A few peppers may be thrown on top to spice it up. Note to self not to mistakenly eat them whole again…


About Home Strange Home

I first left the US in 1999, when I was 18 years old. Since then, I’ve spent 13 years living abroad - 3 in Canada, 7 in Europe, and 3 in Africa. Now I've finally returned to the US on a one-way plane ticket. I arrived home in late January 2014 and set foot in the US for the first time in nearly 2.5 years. In Home Strange Home, I blog about the ups and downs of my re-acculturation experience.

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