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Yellow Plantain Cornmeal Hushpuppies

Make The African Gourmet Yellow Plantain Cornmeal Hushpuppies 


What to make with that handful of cornmeal other than cornmeal mush or cornmeal pancakes? Make cornmeal hushpuppies. Cornmeal hushpuppies are a small, flavorful, deep-fried ball made from cornmeal batter. 


Make The African Gourmet yellow plantain cornmeal hushpuppies.

Yields about 10 to 12 fritters.

Ingredients

2 overly ripe yellow plantains

¼ cup onion finely chopped

1 teaspoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons self-rising fine ground cornmeal

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon brown sugar

½-1 teaspoon red pepper flake

 

Directions

In a large deep frying pan, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil on medium or use a deep fryer set to medium heat. Peel and mash the plantains until it resembles a thick paste. Add remaining ingredients. Drop by teaspoonful’s into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 1 ½ -2 minutes on each side. Remove fritter from oil and drain on a paper towel.

Hushpuppies are a favorite street food of Ghana frequently served as a snack and side dish foods. Savory golden crispy fried Ghanaian Tatale hushpuppies are a favorite African snack food.


The original way to make hush puppies

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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.