Kelewele (Fried Plantains)


  • 6 large ripe plantains
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 3 cups oil or shortening


  1. Peel the plantain and cut crosswise into ½-inch slices, removing any woody parts from the center.
  2. Mix ginger, salt, and red pepper with water in a mixing bowl.
  3. Drop plantain slices into mixture and turn them to coat.
  4. Heat oil or shortening in a large skillet and fry the mixture-coated slices until golden brown.

Serves 6.


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