Dodo - Fried Plantain

In one of my previous posts, I explained what plantains are and how versatile and much loved they are among West Africans. Plantains are cooked in a variety of ways the most popular being frying. When fried they are referred to as Dodo (in Nigeria at least), called other names in other West African countries.

On its own, dodo can make a great side dish in combination with other rice or bean dishes. I have also created some exciting new recipes using plantain which are superb as canapés, finger foods or snacks.

Serve this fried plantain (dodo) dish with some hot and spicy tomato and red pepper sauce. Try it.

Ingredients:
  • Just ripe plantains 
  • Tomatoes (diced) 
  • Red peppers (diced) 
  • Onion (diced) 
  • Vegetable oil
Directions:
1. Peel the plantain and cut into any shape or size you prefer. Deep fry in hot oil for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain excess oil by placing them on kitchen towel.

2. To make the sauce, pan fry (in a little oil) the tomatoes, red peppers and onion. Add some salt and pepper to taste. Serve with fried plantain.

Garnish with some crisp salad leaves.

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