Gomen Wot

Gomen Wot

This Gomen Wot is one of J’s favorite meals.  He loves it when I cook Ethiopian food.  It takes me all day to make it, but it is worth it.  To see his face light up when he smells Ethiopian food makes my life worth living!  I hope I can do it justice and make your birth mom proud.

My good friend, Betty, is willing to answer all my crazy questions.  She and her husband took care of J while we were here fighting for him.  I can never outcook her.  She is a fabulous cook, but I can seek her wisdom.

Gomen Wot

1/2 c. oil

4 carrots, chopped

1 onion, chopped

Sea salt, 1 1/2 tsp.

1 tsp. pepper

Cumin, 1 tsp.

1 Tbsp. turmeric

2 tsp. garlic, minced

1/2 head cabbage, chopped

5 potatoes, peeled and cubed


Gomen Wot is all pretty simple.  You will saute most of this stuff up (except the cabbage).  Once it is all sauteed up, throw it all in a crockpot and set it on low.  Let it slow cook for the day.  This is a traditional Wot.