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Veg: Spicy plantains

I have recently done an African food workshop and learnt about food from Benin, so I decided to share one of the recipes. So delicious, so quick to do and perfect for a party. Just get your hands in there!

spicy plantains resized


  • 2 plantains (ripe, meaning black, but not past ripe)
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1½ tsp grated ginger
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves
  • vegetable oil
  • salt & pepper

Cooking time:  15 mins

Preparation: Grind the ginger, pepper, cloves, salt in one go. Chop the onions. Peel off the plantains and cut in cubes.


In a glass bowl mix the spices together with the onion and the plantains. In a frying pan heat the oil and add the mixture enough to cover 75% of the pan and start mixing as if you would do scrambled eggs. Continue to stir unil they are cooked.

Dry it off on the absorbent paper and keep it warm until all the mixture is fried.



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Plantains are my favorite. Love the idea of spicing them up 🙂

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