What can be better than a tiny little bowl of peppered kpomo to usher you into a majestic lunch?
For those who don’t know what kpomo is, it’s simply cow skin. Sounds a bit awkward, right? Why would anyone want to chew on the skin of a cow when the beef is much better? Well, here’s why. Kpomo has this sweet, thick, yet loose feel when clasped against the upper and lower teeth that’s so delicious you’ll always want more. Imagine mixing and lubricating it with a bit of sauce, spice and seasonings, that’s even better. So, why won’t you rather start your meal with a bowl of this tasty delicacy?
Anyway, with as little as kpomo, pepper, onion and a few other seasonings, you’ll be munching in a plate of this Nigerian appetiser.
1. 5 medium pieces of Kpomo (cow skin)
2. 2 Cooking spoons of Palm Oil
3. 3 pieces of Scotch bonnet peppers (Ata rodo)
4. 1 teaspoon dry pepper (chili powder)
5. 1 bulb of onion
6. 1 tablespoons of chopped scent leaves
8. Seasoning cubes
1. Wash the kpomo with a clean sponge to take away the dirt and sand in the in it.
2. In a medium sized pot, put the kpomo, season with seasoning cubes, onion, dry pepper (chilli pepper) and salt and boil till the kpomo is soft.
3. Blend your pepper and onion together. Make sure you don’t blend it too smooth.
4. Chop the onion and scent leaves. Set it aside for garnishing.
5. In a medium sized skillet, heat up the palm oil. Add the chopped onions and blended pepper-onion mix. Fry for about 5 minutes so that the pepper is well cooked and doesn’t taste raw.
6. Stir fry the boiled kpomo and stir fry. You can add some more seasoning if you wish.
7. Sprinkle the scent leaves while hot and stir.