Tatale - Ghanian Plantain Cakes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a quick and simple appetizer or side dish from Ghana.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and Mash plantains well.
  2. Put into a bowl and add enough flour to bind.
  3. Add the onion, palm oil, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Mix well and leave to stand for 20 minutes.
  5. Deep fry in little tablespoonfuls in 350 degree oil until golden brown.
  6. Drain on paper towel and serve hot.


Most Helpful

An interesting flavor combination with the sweet plantain and savory onion. Easy to make. I found the first batch I fried to be a little bland, so I added more salt and some garlic powder, and they were quite good. Next time I may add a pinch of cayenne or some other seasonings in addition.

francoroni May 24, 2009

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