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Roasted ripe plantain Koko A Yatoto recipe.

Roasted ripe plantain Koko A Yatoto recipe.

Koko A Yatoto is a popular roasted sweet plantain street food in Ghana. 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

Koko A Yatoto Roasted Sweet Plantains 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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