How to Prepare Ghana Kelewele or Aloco (Spicy Fried Plantain)
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Kelewele or Aloco (Spicy Roasted Plantations): Mature African spicy roasted plantations that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It goes well with peanuts and as an accompaniment to any protein.
- Course: apertizer
- Cuisine: African
- Calories: 301 kcal
- 4-6 ripe bananas with small black spots
- Cut 1/4 onions into pieces
- 1 teaspoon cayenne or chili
- 1/2 tablespoon chopped ginger
- 1-2 cloves of garlic
- 1 teaspoon lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon powdered soup or small Maggie cube soup (optional)
- frying oil
- Cut two banana ends with a sharp knife. This will make it easier to adhere to the banana peel. Cut a shallow line along the long seam of the banana,
- Cut deep like a shell. Remove the banana peel by pulling it back.
- Cut bananas into diagonal pieces and set aside.
- Mix onion, ginger, garlic, in a mix or feeder, with enough water to facilitate stirring, then add cayenne, lemon, nutmeg, salt, and soup. Set aside
- In a large bowl, combine the banana cubes and the spice mix
- Allow it to stand for about 10 to 20 minutes to soak up the flavor.
- Heat a large skillet or cast iron with 1.5-inch oil – medium-high heat until hot but steaming.
- Fry the banana cubes in batches, turning them once, until golden, about 5 minutes. Do not overload the pan (this would make bananas moist and absorb excess oil
- Fold the fried plantains with a loaf pan in a pan lined with paper towels.
- Serve hot.