This Fried Plantain recipe is fast and simple. Crisp outside and fluffy inside, plantain is ideal as side dishes for rice dishes and beans. It can be paired with either fried chicken, rice or on its own
Fried Plantain is sweet and smooth. This plain, delicious West African, Jamaican, and Cuban delicacy is very popular. Fried plantain is a popular street food in Nigeria. It’s made with a plantain and it’s easy to produce.
The big secret to making very tasty fried sweet plantains is how to buy them. Typically, grocery stores sell plantains while they’re still green or yellow unless you’re lucky, that implies you’ll have to think ahead before you can prepare fried sweet plantains.
In order to make fried sweet plantains, the plantains need to be very ripe, if they’re still green or only yellow, the plantains won’t be good after you fry them. You’re going to have to wait for the green or yellow plantains to ripen, or turn black, sitting on your counter a few days before you can make sweet plantains.
What is the difference between plantain and banana?
Banana is delicious, and it can be eaten raw. Plantain is larger than a banana and the skin is thicker. Like bananas, they are not generally eaten raw because they are more starchy. Fried Plantain is known as a dodo in Nigeria and Kelewele in Ghana.
How to prepare your fried plantain
- Cut the plantains and slice them.
- Apply the oil to the pan and heat. Arrange cut plantains in the oil when oil is hot.
- Fry for around 5 minutes on medium heat or until golden brown, then change to fry on the other side.
- Switch to kitchen towel-lined plate to remove the excess oil and serve.
For step on how to fry your chicken check out our post on how to prepare fried chicken at home, here.
You can serve fried plantain with chicken, and any rice of your choice, and you can find the resource on how to prepare them here:
You can also decide to add fried potatoes to your fried plantain and chicken delicacy, and the resource can be found here
Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State
Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In the Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from sofreshchikens.
Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:
Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo
Oron, Akwa Ibom State:
Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State
Eket, Akwa Ibom State:
3 park road, opposite Chinese market, Eket.