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Roasted Ripe Ghana Plantain

Make a popular roasted sweet plantain street food from Ghana with two ingredients. Whole sweet plantains are roasted and sold on street corners or in traffic by African street food entrepreneurs. Plantains provide up to 35% of the total calories in the diets of many African people and are eaten with rice, fish, chicken or alone as a snack.

Koko A Yatoto Roasted Sweet Plantains Recipe

Roasted Ripe Ghana Plantain Two Ingredient Recipe

Ingredients.
4 large ripe yellow plantains.
1 teaspoon salt.

Directions.
Peel the plantains leave whole and place on top of grill. Roast plantains over very low coals for about 5 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with salt and serve.

About entrepreneur street food sellers in Ghana.

Entrepreneur street food seller in Ghana.

The street food trade is a very popular trade in Ibadan Ghana and sometimes the only way for some Ghanaians to make a living. Many African families rely on street food selling as the sole source of income.

Plantains are an important food in West and Central Africa. They are an important ingredient of many dishes in Ghana. One hundred or more different varieties of plantains grow in Africa. Uganda is the largest producer of plantains followed by Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon.


How are plantains and bananas related.

How are plantains and bananas related

Plantain trees botanical name Musa paradisiaca produce starchy cooking fruit however plantains are distinguished from bananas by their fruit which, although from the naked eye look very similar to bananas, are actually longer, firmer and possess a higher starch content and thicker skin.

Plantains unlike bananas are eaten as a vegetable cooked prior to eating, treated in much the same way as potatoes and with a similar neutral flavor and texture when the unripe fruit is cooked by steaming, boiling or frying. Green plantains are simply the younger immature stage of the plantain fruit.

Plantains are one of the primary staple foods of West and Central Africa sometimes eaten with fish or meat.


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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.