Poulet DG; Chicken, plantain and vegetables from Cameroon.
Stews and sauces

Poulet DG (Cameroon)

Poulet DG; Chicken, plantain and vegetables from Cameroon. Plantains are amazing but the combination of chicken with plantains is superb. Out of the heart of Cameroon is this amazing combination; Poulet Directeur Général which is shortened Poulet DG. This is literally translated as Chicken Director general 🙂 I learnt Poulet DG was originally cooked and reserved for the upper class…

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Epitse (Plantain baked in leaves)

Epitse; mashed over-ripe plantains, 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…

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Desserts

Sweet plantain crumb cake

A sweet and moist plantain cake with a spiced brown sugary crumble topping. You will love this. You read correctly, plantain cake! But before you chuckle, close this page and leave this site completely because plantains do not belong to cakes, give me a minute…. Plantains, lovely plantains When I was in first year in university, my roommate’s friend approached…

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Stews and sauces

Red red (fried plantains and beans)

My parents were in Upper West Region last month and guess what they brought home. Beans, lots of beans (these beans are the best I have ever had), smoked guinea fowl, shea butter, cow feet, groundnut paste (peanut butter), a whole lot, I could start a groundnut soup factory, let me know if you interested. Let me clarify today’s post…

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Sides

Tatale

Wondering what to do with those overripe plantain? Make tatale. Tatale and Kakro are similar in preparation and taste. However, tatale is pan-fried whiles kakro is deep-fried. Taste wise, they both the same. Frying tatale is daunting to most people. Before I tried it myself, I always taught it is difficult. I had seen people spend hours frying tatale when…

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Kelewele (Spicy fried plantains): these are one of the favourite Ghanaian street foods. It is basically ripe plantains seasoned with a lot of spices and fried.
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Kelewele (Spicy fried plantains)

Kelewele (Spicy fried plantains): these are a favourite Ghanaian street foods. It is basically ripe plantains seasoned with a lot of spices and fried. 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… In other news, look at my yummly kelewele to spice up…

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