Oct 9, 2011

Tatale or Fried Plantains

I have never had plantains before.  What does one do with these?  They have a sweet taste and resemble a banana. I found a recipe that I have been dying to try.  It is originates in Ghana and is considered either as street food or a snack that is made at home. The fritter consists of a sweet\hot flavor. I adjusted the chilli\cayenne to the taste of my guests which really liked these and took them all home when I offered.  They even took the burnt one.


2 over-ripe plantains
1/4 - 1/2 cup of flour
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp palm oil, optional
1 fresh green chilli, seeded and chopper or 1 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
salt to taste
vegetable oil for frying

Peel and mash the plantains.  Place in a bowl and add enough flour to bind while stirring throughly.  Next add the rest of the ingredients.  Heat a little oil in a large frying pan.  Put a soup spoon size amount into the pan and fry until golden brown on each side.  It will take about 3-4 minutes, turning once.  Check to make sure that the middle is completed cooked. Drain the fritters on papertowels and serve either hot or cold.  Enjoy!