These sweet potatoes are made with eggs, onions, bell pepper and spiced with curry powder and black pepper. You can add chilli powder or any hot sauce for extra heat. Remember I told you, the bread crumbs and hot oil does not do me good, it was omitted and it still came out great.
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Sweet potato balls

Adapted from the Ghanaian yam balls, these sweet potato balls are easy to make.  No deep frying, no bread crumbs, neither is it baked and can be made within 35 to 40 minutes.   Ready to make sweet potato balls? I have been eating this all week, breakfast, snack, lunch, just dip it on shito, mmm… lovely! They are just easy…

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Epitse (Plantain baked in leaves)

Plantains, there is always a use for plantains at any stage around this place. From the green plantain to the yellow plantain, soft with black spots and fully black and soft, there is always something to make out of it. On to today’s post: Epitse. Epitse is raw mashed plantains with spices that is baked in leaves. It tends to…

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These are truely baked yam balls with a cornflakes crust. You would not miss the oil.
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Baked sausage yam balls

My middle sister Nancy is an avid yam balls fan. Among all the foods in the world, it is yam balls she would fight for. Nancy loves yam balls and obviously embraces the hot oil and all the mess associated with frying yam balls. She has done well and earned a masters in yam balls making. Now, she makes perfect…

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Ghanaian style fried coconut dough
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Pollo

AKA fried coconut dough I prefer to call it fried coconut dough. It is a bit crispy on the outside, flaky on the inside. I asked my sister to describe pollo and she said, fried biscuits!  Pollo, mentioned as POW-LOW. Meaning: I wish I could figure out why the name POWLOW. Origin: Fantes. I recently learnt pollo is originally from…

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Savoury plantain cake

Hey! How was your mother’s day weekend? This savoury plantain cake is a little adaptation of my father’s favourite snack epitse. Epitse is basically mashed ripe plantains that is mixed with spices and palm oil and baked in leaves. It is normally eaten with roasted groundnuts/peanuts. For this plantain cake, I omitted some spices, used coconut oil and I baked…

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Kelewele (Spicy fried plantains)

I think the sun and rain have been fighting with one another nowadays. Technically, May is the beginning of the raining season but, aaa… but… It rains heavily at night and I am expecting a cool humid weather in the day. Then the sun says No! I am going to shine my brightest, emit more heat to cancel out the…

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