In this blog post I share how to make a delightful ground provision pie with cassava, sweet potatoes and eddoes. You can use other provisions of your choice. What are Ground Provisions? Ground provisions are root vegetables staples such as yam, cassava, dasheen, eddoes, tannia and others.
Using a sharp kitchen knife, peel ground provisions and cut up into smaller pieces. Wash and place into a pot with water – enough to cover all the provisions. Add a bit of salt. Put the pot with provisions on the stove and allow the provisions to cook. After about 20-25 minutes, you can use a fork to stick into each piece of provision to see if they are tender.
When the provisions are tender, remove the pot from the stove, throw out the water and transfer to a mixing bowl. For the cassava, you will have to remove the vein in the center of each piece of cassava. Add some butter and mash the provisions with a potato masher until nice and creamy.
In a smaller bowl or something like a measuring cup where you can pour out the mixture easily without making a mess, add the eggs, milk, cheese, salt, black pepper and any other seasonings that you desire for this dish. Mix together well and pour into the bowl with the mashed ground provisions. Mix until well combined.
Transfer to a greased baking tray and sprinkle with a generous amount of cheese. Set oven at 350 degrees. Bake ground provision pie until top is golden brown – 25-30 minutes.
You might also be interested in this pie made with the dasheen leaves. Click here to check out the recipe!