Kelewele

Kelewele

Kelewele is a popular Ghanaian snack dish made from plantains. In English, they are called Hot Plantain Crisps. They are fried plantain chips, seasoned with spices. In Africa, kelewele are sold by street vendors. It is sometimes served with rice and stew, peanuts, and alone as a dessert or a snack. The plantain may be cut diagonally into chips or into cubes. Usually, ginger, cayenne pepper, and salt are the typical spices used to make kelewele. However, onions, anise, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and chili powder are also used as spices. The oil should be hot and the plantain shouldn't be too soft, or it will absorb too much oil. It is cooked until the sugar in the plantains caramelizes, with brown edges.

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