Kelewele Or Aloco (Spicy Fried Plantains) By African Bites

Kelewele Or Aloco (Spicy Fried Plantains) By African Bites

Kelewele or Aloco (Spicy Fried Plantains) – African spicy fried ripe plantains that is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Goes well with peanuts and as sides for any protein.

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Kelewele Or Aloco (Spicy Fried Plantains) By African Bites
Yields5 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins

West Africa boasts a wide selection of fried plantain recipes ranging from simple plantain chips to the mouth-watering Kelewele. Every country in Africa be it Nigeria, Cameroon, Liberia or Ivory Coast , has its own range of fried plantains that are sold at every street corner, and even mainstream restaurants, any time of the day. This version goes under different aliases in Ghana is Kelewele and in Ivory Coast, it is known as Aloco.

 4-6 ripe plantains with little black spots
 1/4 onion cut in pieces
 1 tsp Cayenne or chili pepper
 1/2- 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
 1-2 garlic cloves
 1 tsp lemon
 ½ tsp nutmeg
 1 tsp https://amzn.to/3gFpBwc
 1 tsp bouillon powder or small bouillon Maggie cube (optional)
 oil for deep frying

Ingredients

 4-6 ripe plantains with little black spots
 1/4 onion cut in pieces
 1 tsp Cayenne or chili pepper
 1/2- 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
 1-2 garlic cloves
 1 tsp lemon
 ½ tsp nutmeg
 1 tsp https://amzn.to/3gFpBwc
 1 tsp bouillon powder or small bouillon Maggie cube (optional)
 oil for deep frying
Kelewele Or Aloco (Spicy Fried Plantains) By African Bites

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