Saturday, October 27, 2007
The Universal Fried Doughball
Liz once mentioned to me that she was convinced every culture around the world has its own version of fried dough. The Cameroonian take on the cross-cultural doughball is known as the 'poufpouf', and is a wonderfully addictive one, which will likely cause me to gain 10 pounds before I leave. Crispy on the outside, soft and doughy on the inside, poufpoufs are sold on the street everywhere, and are typically served with beans ( this combination is referred to as 'atchoomo' in Pidgin). You can eat them right at the stall, perching on a bench with the bowl in your lap, or they'll package them 'to go', shoveling the heavy beans into a black plastic bag, reminiscent of a Glad commercial.
Poufpoufs simmering in hot oil.
The roasted fish I posted about earlier, with cassava.