Sudanese Potatoes, Okra, Rice and Salad

It's amazing to me that a dish from so far away, from a country so different from the U.S., could be so outright familiar. Batatis, from Kuli Papa, Southern Sudan, is a basically a beef stew, featuring peeled round baby potatoes. But John Yanga's story of how he came to cook it here, in Portland, Maine, is anything but familiar. See below to get the story, the recipe, and how-to photos.