Easy Nigerian plantain recipes
Sometimes called “dessert bananas” plantains are an extremely important staple for people, they grow in tropical countries across the globe from Central and South America to the Caribbean, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
Cooked plantains are a rich source of fiber, vitamins A, C, and B-6, and the minerals magnesium and potassium.
Plantains can be eaten unripe, ripe, or over-ripe. They can also be fried, boiled/cooked, or roasted/grilled.
Fried Plantain is one of the easy and fast Nigerian food recipes. It is often featured in Nigerian breakfast meals. It is also a major side dish to rice dishes.
Breakfast plantain (omelet)
These leafy vegetables work well with this recipe: Ugu, Spinach, and Scent leaves.
- 1 ripe but firm plantain
- 2 eggs
- 1 frankfurter (sausage)
- ½ a tomato
- ½ an onion
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons green peas
- A few leaves leafy vegetables
- Vegetable oil
- Habanero pepper (optional)
Peel and slice the plantain into thin discs. Fry till golden and set aside. Slice the onions, habanero pepper (if using it), and leafy vegetables. Cut the frankfurter and tomato into small pieces
- Fry the onions in a small quantity of vegetable oil for 1 minute.
- Add the tomato, frankfurters, and green peas and fry for 2 minutes.
- Pour the result into the egg, add the sliced leaf vegetables, and stir.
- Heat a small quantity of vegetable oil and pour the egg mix from step 3 into the pan such that the mix is well spread out to cover the pan.
- Reduce the heat to very low and once the edge of the omelet cakes, lay the fried plantains flat on the omelet to cover it.
- Shake your frying pan from time to time and once the plantain omelet cakes all over, gently transfer it to a flat plate.
Slice up like pizza and enjoy with other breakfast dishes.
Fried Plantain (dodo)
- Ripe Plantain (The plantain should be ripe and hard, it is not advisable to use plantain that is soft)
- Vegetable Oil: enough for deep frying.
- Salt to taste
Before you fry the plantains
- Wash, peel, and slice the plantain. Place in a bowl and add a little salt. Toss the plantain to ensure that the salt is evenly distributed.
- Pour a generous quantity of vegetable oil into a frying pan and allow to heat.
*Recipes from allnigerianrecipes.com