Nigerian Peanut Butter (Ose-Oji) is an Igbo land sauce served with garden eggs at Igbo occasions and weddings.
Homemade peanut butter is straightforward to prepare and does not contain additives or preservatives.
It is also a good source of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats, which both children and adults enjoy.
Peanut butter makes a delicious spread on bread and can be used for other delicious snacks like cucumber.
Here is a short recipe for Nigerian peanut butter:
- 1 cup of groundnuts or roasted peanuts
- 2 pieces of African nutmeg (Ehuru)
- 3 pieces of dried prawn
- 1 teaspoon chili powder (dried pepper)
- 2 teaspoons of peanuts or vegetable oil (for easier consistency)
- Remove the skin from the roasted peanuts or groundnut by rubbing in between your palms.
- Put African nutmeg, dried prawns, and chili powder in a strong blender and blend for one minute.
- Slowly add the peanuts/groundnuts and blend with the spices one handful at a time.
- Scrape the nuts on the sides of the blender and blend again for 2 minutes, continuing to blend until it becomes a fine powder, then a thick paste, and finally a large peanut butter dough.
- .Add the oil and continue to blend to form a smooth, runny peanut butter spread.
Pour into a clean container and use as desired or store in the refrigerator.