Video for kelewele is on my YouTube channel at - Theedee's Kelewele(Spicy fried plantain)
- 2 yellow plantains
- 1 tablepoon salt
- 1 tablespoon powdered ginger or 1 fresh ginger
- 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of powdered red pepper (cayenne could be used if you don't have the red pepper from the African shops) or 2 or 3 fresh red pepper
- 3 ginger
- Oil for frying
Ps: You can blend ginger,scotch bonnet pepper and some powdered red pepper if you don't have the powdered ginger(that gives you the authentic kelewele after all, but to make things easier I like the powdered stuff). You can increase the amount of spices to use depending on your preference some like it really spicy, others don't.
- Peel plantain and wash it. Cut the plantain into small sizes (see pictures below).
- Season plantains with salt,ginger and pepper, set it aside for about 30minutes if you want it to "marinate" very well(that's if you have time to spare)
- If using fresh ginger,garlic and pepper blend it, pour it on the cut plantains, let it marinate(yes lol) for a while then go to number 4.
- In a frying pan, on medium heat, heat up the oil, pour seasoned plantains in and fry till its golden brown(see after picture)
|The ingredients (using the powdered pepper and ginger,which I got when I was in Ghana)|
|Before seasoning(I cut the plantain into 2, then into another 2, that's how I got these sizes)|
|Well seasoned and ready for frying|
|Deep frying the kelewele(so you will need enough oil for this, that's why I didn't specify how much oil you will need)|