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Ghana Kelewele (Fried Plantains)

Course Dessert
Cuisine Ghana
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • 4 plantains ripe but not past ripe, peeled and cut into bite-sized slices
  • 1-2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper or ½ teaspoon of red-pepper
  • ½ teaspoon peeled grated fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Palm oil or vegetable oil to fry
  • chopped roasted peanuts to garnish


  • ) Grind together grated ginger root, pepper, and salt and mix them in water
  • ) In a glass bowl toss together the plantain cubes and spice mixture
  • ) In a deep skillet, heat oil (just deep enough to allow plantains to float) to 350 degrees. Fry plantains, turning once, until golden brown on both sides. Fry in batches, don't overcrowd the pan.
  • ) Drain on absorbent paper, sprinkle with peanuts
  • Serve kelewele immediately and enjoy!