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Fried Plantain: Ghanaian Style 



Ripe plantains seasoned with a delicious ginger and onion marinade, then fried until golden brown (garnished with red bell peppers)

Serves: 2-3


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time:  15 minutes  




2 cups cooking oil 

3 ripe plantains

1 onion

2 inch piece fresh ginger  

1/4 cup water

salt to taste

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped


Dessert Recipes

1. Peel and chop the ripe plantains into small even pieces, then place in a mixing bowl

2. Add the onion, ginger and water to a food processor then blend until a fairly smooth paste is formed

3. Add the paste to the chopped plantains then mix together using a spoon 

4. Add salt to taste, then mix again

5. Add the cooking oil to a small saucepan, then heat to high heat

6. Add a batch of the plantain to the oil, then fried until the plantain begins to brown (~5-7 minutes)

7. Turn over the plantain, then continue to fry until the plantain is evenly browned (5 minutes)

8. Using a slotted ladle, drain the oil from the plantain then transfer to a serving bowl.


9. Repeat steps 6-8 for the remaining batches of plantain

10. Once all the plantain has been fried, add in the red bell peppers then fry for 1 minute. Drain the oil, then transfer the peppers to the same bowl containing the plantain.

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