Dodo-Ikire (Nigeria)

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 9
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    large plantains, with black skins
  • 3
    teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • oil, for deep-fat frying (a mixture of 1/3 palm oil and 2/3 vegetable oil)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the oil until hot but not smoking (about 350ºF).
  • Cut the plantains into coarse dice.
  • Mix in the cayenne and salt and form into small balls.
  • Flatten the balls slightly and place them in the hot oil.
  • Lower the heat slightly and cook the plantain balls until they are browned.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • Serve warm.
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