Hot Pot Potatoes

Hot pot potatoes are nutritious, delicious, and filling! It is perfect as a comforting and complete family meal or an impressive addition to a weeknight dinner or dinner party.

With just a list of a few ingredients, you can have dinner ready in less than no time. And it is all cooked in one Pot.

Potato Hot Pot Vs Poulet DG

Potato hot pot is common in Cameroon and other countries as well. This recipe is a lot similar to Poulet DG.

The main difference is you use potatoes in this one while you use plantains in Poulet DG.

Potato Hot Pot Recipe

This one-pot dish is made with Irish potatoes, chicken, and veggies. You could alternately make it with beef, pork, fish, shrimp, or even beef liver.  It is so scrumptious!

Prep starts with peeling some potatoes and slicing them into big chunks. Traditionally, the potatoes are then parboiled (sometimes) and deep-fried until they are golden brown.

You must not get any special potatoes for your hot pot potatoes. You may use any potatoes that you have available( red, white, large, small) it all works!

The potatoes are then stewed in tomatoes, and onions, flavored with garlic, smoked paprika, and white pepper. It is one of that dishes that is simple yet quite tasty.

Some people include crayfish(dried shrimps) or smoked turkey. You just can’t beat the bold, smoky flavor of the turkey.

It intensifies these stewed potatoes plus, it is readily available in supermarkets. Crayfish on the other hand is not always available.

Storage & Reheating

You can store it in an airtight container for a few days in the fridge and will last some weeks in the freezer. Allow defrosting before warming in the microwave.

I love enjoying my plate of potato hot pot with a glass of something juicy. It is soooooo good!! Enjoy your hot pot potatoes!

Cameroon Hot Pot Potatoes

Potatoes stewed in tomato sauce, fresh herbs and lots of vegetables
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cameroonian
Servings 4


  • 3 large Idaho Potatoes
  • 3 large Roma Tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 medium yellow onions sliced
  • 3/4 cup green beans cut ~1 Inch
  • 3/4 cup carrots sliced in rings
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 1 small yellow pepper
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2-3 cups of water
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp Mild Fresh herbs Blend
  • 8 jummbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash, peel and dice potatoes into big chunks. Transfer into a medium sauce pan, salt, fill with water and bring to boil. Let it cook for about 5-7 minutes.
  • Transfer to baking sheet, drizzle a little olive oil and broil until golden brown. (Rotate)
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in medium skillet and saute onions until they start to brown. about 3 minutes. Mix tomato paste with a little bit of water and add into skillet. Continue to cook for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add diced tomatoes, green beans and carrots. Cook for another 5 minutes until aldente.
  • Add fresh spice blend, broiled potatoes, peppers, a pinch of salt and 2 cups of water( Add more if you want it a little more saucy). Cover and gently simmer until vegetables and potatoes are cooked. About 15 minutes. Add shrimp during the final 3-4 minutes of cook time. Season to taste if needed.
  • Serve hot or warm
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