African Food

How To Prepare Alloco; A Côte d’Ivoire Snack

Alloco is a popular Côte d’Ivoire snack made with fried Plantain. It is often served with chili and onions.


  • 4 bananas
  • 1 cup of palm oil
  • 1 chopped chili and no seeds
  • 1 chopped onion
  • salt to taste


  1. Slice the bananas lengthwise. Then cut them into small pieces.
  2. Pour most of the oil into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Fry the bananas until they are golden or reddish-brown. Remove them from the oil and leave on paper to soak up the oil.
  3. In a small amount of remaining oil, fry the peppers and onions for a few minutes.
  4. Add bananas to the mixture. Add some water, cover, and simmer for a few minutes.
  5. Salt to taste.

Watch this video tutorial for further assistance on how to prepare the Ivorian Fried plantain, Alloco.

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