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Tutu

Category: Side Dishes

Tutu

Tutu is funchi with frills, a heartier version of the standard corn-meal dish read more

Ingredients

Tutu

It's basically Corn-Meal Mush with black-eyed Peas

  • 1 cup black-eyed peas
  • 4 cups water (or 2 cups water, 2 cups coconut milk)
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, loosely packed
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 8 strips bacon, diced, or 1/4 lb. salted beef
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 cup corn-meal

Directions

Tutu is funchi with frills, a heartier version of the standard corn-meal dish.

Soak overnight:

  • 1 cup black-eyed peas

Drain, and bring to a boil in a heavy saucepan containing:

  • 4 cups water (or 2 cups water, 2 cups coconut milk)

Add:

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, loosely packed
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 8 strips bacon, diced, or 1/4 lb. salted beef
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Salt

Add four tablespoons butter if the coconut milk is omitted; omit the salt if salted beef is substituted for the bacon. Boil rapidly until peas are tender, about thirty minutes. Gradually stir in: 1 cup corn-meal Reduce heat. Follow directions for stirring and serving funchi.

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