How to Make Green Plantain Fufu
Make your own green plantain fufu recipe tonight for dinner.
What is fufu? Well, fufu is to West Africa as mashed potatoes are to North America. Both fufu and mashed potatoes have very similar qualities such as
Fufu is made from either boiled green plantains, rice, cornmeal, corn, yams or sweet or white potatoes. Fufu is made by mashing starchy foods such as potatoes, yams, cassava, plantains or flour with a liquid such as water or broth.
You pinch off a little ball of fufu and use this to scoop up the soup or stew. Mashed potatoes are made by mashing boiled potatoes with a potato masher or a fork. Fufu is also made by pounding the potatoes with a mortar and pestle.
Green plantain fufu dish ingredients and directions
Boil until soft about 20 minutes.
Place the salt, flour, plantains, and cassava in a mixer and whip until the consistency of soft dough is achieved.
Fufu should be much stiffer than mashed potatoes in texture. Fufu is used to scoop up sauce, soups, and stews.