Plantains are a delicious meal that many of us limit to rice.
Plantain can be served as a side dish or as the main course, depending on the amount of plantain used in the preparation of the plantain delicacy.
Plantains are a versatile ingredient that can be used to create a variety of new dishes. Although plantains are usually fried and served with rice or beans in Nigeria, there are 7 other delicacies you can make with them.
A sandwich made of plantains
A plantain sandwich is a delicacy that is extremely tasty.
To make this meal, cut a plantain finger into two halves and then divide each half into two pieces. Fry the plantain slices, drain the oil, flatten the plantain, and fill it with your favorite sandwich filling (like shredded meat, hotdog, scrambled eggs, cheese and veggies).
Gizdodo is a sweet, healthy recipe that combines gizzard and plantain (also known as dodo in Nigeria), hence the name.
The plantain and gizzards are cut into small cubes and stir-fried with seasoned diced pepper and onion mixture to make this delicacy.
- Plantain Frittata
One way to get a lot of plantains down your throat is to make a plantain frittata.
You can either slice the plantain and fry it until golden yellow or bake it. In a mixing bowl, whisk together some eggs, then add the vegetables, shredded chicken, and seasonings. Pour the egg mixture into a nonstick pan and top with the cooked plantain. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the egg is thoroughly cooked.
- Plantain Rolls
Plantain rolls are crunchy and sweet, similar to spring rolls, but with plantain instead of the spring. They make a delicious appetizer or dessert.
Boli (roasted plantain) is a common Nigerian street food that pairs well with roasted groundnuts. Although Boli vendors usually make it on the side of the road, it can also be made at home using an oven or microwave.
Pancakes made from plantains
It’s no secret that anything made with plantains is extremely sweet and delicious, and plantain pancakes are a prime example.
To make plantain pancakes, combine the plantain, eggs, flour, milk, sugar, and nutmeg in a blender (optional). To make the pancakes, pour the batter in bits into a greased non-stick pan.
Plantain moi moi
Instead of throwing away the overripe plantain(s), make plantain moi moi with them.
Blend the plantains with salt, seasoning cubes, crayfish, onion, and cooking oil, similar to how you would make beans moi moi. Cook it by pouring it into moi moi nylon, leaves, or foil.