How to make kelewele (spicy fried plantain)4-6 ripe plantains cut into bite-sized cubes
1-2 teaspoons Cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon peeled grated fresh ginger root
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons warm water
Vegetable oil to fry
Chopped peanuts to garnish (optional)
1 Grind together grated ginger root, pepper, and salt and mix them in the water. Leave to stand for 10 minutes.
2 Place the plantain cubes into a bowl and toss together with the water and spice mixture
3 Heat about 2cm of oil in a deep pan of oil until it is hot
4 Add plantains, ensuring they are not touching or they will stick together – fry in several batches if necessary.
5 Cook until golden brown, turning once, then drain on absorbent paper. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts if desired.
6 Leave to cool for 3 minutes, then serve hot!