African Guinea Fowl

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  1. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    African Guinea Fowl

    African Guinea Fowl is a traditional Guinean recipe for a classic stew of guinea fowl with plantains and sweet potatoes in a tomato-based sauce.

    2 onions, coarsely chopped
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    3 TBLS butter (or oil)
    about 8 to 10 pounds of guinea fowl cut into 8 or 12 pieces
    salt, cayenne pepper and paprika to taste
    500ml chicken stock
    2 bayleaves
    6 tomatoes, cut into small wedges
    4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    4 firm plantains (or bananas) cut into chunks

    Fry the onions and garlic in hot butter (or oil) until soft. Meanwhile sprinkle the guinea fowl pieces with the salt, cayenne pepper and paprika. Add these to the oil and brown on all sides until golden. Add the chicken stock to the pot along with the bayleaves, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and plantains (or bananas). Continue cooking for about 40 minutes until the guinea fowl are tender. Adjust the seasonings (you may want a few drops of hot sauce).

    Serve hot on a bed of rice.
  2. olmossbak

    olmossbak New Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Tenn
    My folk used to wring their necks, pick 'em, cut 'em up, dust them with flour and fry them like chicken. I remember the eggs being somewhat small but tasty.

    A friend tried to keep some near here without adequate fenceing. They are really good to let you know when something is around. They did let him know that they were being eaten by foxes and coyotes.:eek:

  3. We always had guinea fowl around, but we never ate them, just the eggs.
    To valuable as watch birds. But that's gonna change. Thanks for the receipt.
  4. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Location location
    Ever tried to run over one?

    You cant! :D:D:D:D:D

  5. Run over one? Try catching one!
  6. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Location location
    ROTF! Maybe with the 870? :D

  7. olmossbak

    olmossbak New Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Tenn
    The legend back home was that you never ran over one but rather you would hit the whole flock as they stayed in such close groups when excited. They are not known for intelligence. I have seen one stand at a gas pump for hours and peck at its reflection.
    Last edited: May 6, 2009
  8. oldogy

    oldogy New Member

    Jan 10, 2009
    East TN
    I was not trying but ran over one that would not leave it's nest. The Bush Hog, one settin' hen. :eek::( Lots of feathers.....................
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