It’s the final day of the Blogging Marathon. It’s been fun connecting with all the other participants and I hope you have enjoyed my recipes. I am ending it with a simple recipe that you can enjoy, anytime, not just for holidays. Fried Plantain is something that is always made for holidays, special occassions, etc., as well as everyday meals, in Caribbean homes. While many Caribbean people eat this daily, I only had it on holidays. It is quick and easy to prepare. Simply slice the ripe plantain and fry until golden brown on all sides.
As much as I like this, I found a variation on the original a few years ago and ever since, it has become a holiday special at my home. This recipe originates from Ghana and is called Kelewele.
- 3 ripe, yellow plantains
- 1 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 chiles, finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Oil, for frying
Slice the plantains into 1/2″ slices.
In a bowl, combine the tablespoon of oil, with the ginger, onion, salt and chile. Add plantain slices and toss to coat. Let marinate for a few hours or even overnight.
Heat about 1″ of oil in a skillet. Once the oil is hot, fry the plantain slices and cook on both sides until golden brown.
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