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Ghanaian Kelewele (Spiced Fried Plantain)

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Ghanaian Kelewele (Spiced Fried Plantain)

Nadia Boachie

Nadia Boachie

Ghanaian Kelewele (Spiced Fried Plantain)

Method

Ghanaian Kelewele (Spiced Fried Plantain) 8 Steps

  • Step 1

    Using a sharp knife, cut both ends off the plantain. This will make it easy to grab the skin of the plantains. Slit a shallow line down the long seam of the plantain, cut only as deep as the peel. Remove plantain peel by pulling it back.

  • Step 2

    Cut plantains in diagonal pieces and set aside.

  • Step 3

    Pulse onions, ginger and garlic in a blender or food processor, with just enough water to facilitate blending, then add cayenne pepper, salt and bouillon. Set aside.

  • Step 4

    In a large bowl, toss the plantain and ginger spice mixture together.

  • Step 5

    Let it rest for about 10 to 20 minutes to absorb the flavour.

  • Step 6

    Heat up a large skillet or cast iron with neutral oil up to 1/2"-inch medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.

  • Step 7

    Fry the plantain cubes in batches, turning once, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Do not overcrowd the pan (it will cause the plantains to be soggy and absorb excess oil).

  • Step 8

    Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fried plantains to a plate lined with paper towels. Serve warm.

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Ghanaian Kelewele (Spiced Fried Plantain)

Easy

Ghanaian Kelewele (Spiced Fried Plantain)

Nadia Boachie

Nadia Boachie

Ghanaian Kelewele (Spiced Fried Plantain)

Yields:

Serves 3

Prep Time:

0 hours 15 mins

Cook Time:

0 hours 20 mins

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Ingredients

Ghanaian Kelewele (Spiced Fried Plantain)

  • 4-6 ripe plantains (with little black spots)

  • 1/4 white onion, roughly chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1 tablespoon ginger, roughly chopped

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon bouillon powder or small bouillon Maggi cube (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne or chili pepper

  • Neutral oil, for deep frying

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Method

Ghanaian Kelewele (Spiced Fried Plantain) 8 Steps

  • Step 1

    Using a sharp knife, cut both ends off the plantain. This will make it easy to grab the skin of the plantains. Slit a shallow line down the long seam of the plantain, cut only as deep as the peel. Remove plantain peel by pulling it back.

  • Step 2

    Cut plantains in diagonal pieces and set aside.

  • Step 3

    Pulse onions, ginger and garlic in a blender or food processor, with just enough water to facilitate blending, then add cayenne pepper, salt and bouillon. Set aside.

  • Step 4

    In a large bowl, toss the plantain and ginger spice mixture together.

  • Step 5

    Let it rest for about 10 to 20 minutes to absorb the flavour.

  • Step 6

    Heat up a large skillet or cast iron with neutral oil up to 1/2"-inch medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.

  • Step 7

    Fry the plantain cubes in batches, turning once, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Do not overcrowd the pan (it will cause the plantains to be soggy and absorb excess oil).

  • Step 8

    Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fried plantains to a plate lined with paper towels. Serve warm.

Tags:

Cooking At Home

Toronto Recipes

Ghanaian Kelewele (Spiced Fried Plantain)