Sweet Fried Plantains (Dodo) Recipe

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Fried plantains (dodo) is one of the easiest and fastest out of many delicious Nigerian plantain recipes. Plantain is a variety of banana. Plantains are much larger than regular bananas. The most popular way to enjoy plantain is by frying it.

Plantains are a good source of carbohydrate, which is the main source of energy for the body. Deep-fried plantains are an excellent source of vitamin A, It is also a good source of potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B-6.

how to make Fried plantains or dodo

Deep-Fried plantains (dodo) are sweet and it can also be eaten as a side dish. Dodo is consumed across many parts of the world. In this recipe, I will be using the ripe (yellow) plantain with few dark patches. You can also use the ripe (yellow) plantain with a lot of dark patches or even the overripe (black) ones.

I will also be using onions in frying my plantains because it gives it a unique taste, which you would love. Onions also have a lot of benefits to the human body, these benefits include: the packed nutrient in onions, heart health benefits in onions, loads of antioxidants, and ability to control blood sugar e.t.c.

Fried plantains are referred to as Dodo in Nigeria, Kelewele (fried spicy plantain) in Ghana, Allocco in Cote d’Ivoire. It is also a common dish in Haiti and it is referred to as Bannann Peze, in Costa Rica it is referred to as Patacones.

Deep-Fried plantain (dodo) can be accompanied by Rice dishes ( Jollof, Fried, White, Tumeric, Coconut), Beans, Fried or poached eggs, Pap, Tomato omelette, sauce, noodles and many more.

Fried Plantains

Health Benefits of Plantains

  • Plantains Help Fight Against Harmful Free Radicals; Plantains are rich in vitamin C which help’s the body fight against free radicals. Free radicals might be caused by aging, toxic chemicals, radiation and cigarette smoke. Free radicals can contribute to life threatening diseases like heart disease, cancer e.t.c. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that helps to boost the immune system
  • Better Digestive Health and Weight Loss; Losing weight involves burning of calories. To reduce weight, you need to consume or eat more fibre. Plantains are rich in fibres, which tends to have lower energy density and provides fewer calories per gram of food. They help ensure healthy bowels and reduces constipation
  • Plantains are Good for Mood and Brain; They contain vitamin B6, which plays variety of roles in the body. This roles include: promoting immune function, help stimulate metabolism,and contribute to cognitive development and functions. Our mood depends on many factors, vitamin B6 plays an important role in regulating our mood. This is because it is necessary in the creation of neurotransmitters that regulates emotions.
  • A Good Source of Magnesium which is Beneficial Against Diabetes; 100g of plantain, which is one serving of plantain offer approximately 16 percent of the daily requirement of magnesium. Magnesium helps to ensure our blood sugar remains within the right range. While plantains contain a good amount of magnesium, don’t forget they are high in carbohydrate and glycemic load. Therefore diabetic patients should pair plantain with other foods with low glycemic load.

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Knife
  • Saucepan
  • Stove or Gas cooker

Ingredients

  • 5 Ripe Plantain
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • Salt to taste (optional)
  • Oil for Frying ( coconut oil or vegetable oil)

Instructions

  1.  Peel and cut the plantains into cubes or other geometric shapes of your choice.
  2. Sprinkle the plantains with salt and set aside.
  3. Peel and slice the onion and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in frying pan or deep fryer on medium heat.
  5. Add sliced onions to the hot oil (make sure the oil is not too hot) and fry till they turn brown and not burnt.
  6. Remove onions from hot oil and add plantain slices to the hot oil and fry for about 5 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  7. Remove the plantain from the oil and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  8. Repeat the process until all plantains are fried.

Notes

  • Be careful of the quantity of salt you add, a little goes a long way.
  • If you are using the overripe plantains, it is advisable you don’t add salt.
  • It is also advisable not to deep fry the overripe (black) plantains because they tend to absorb a lot of oil.

how to make Fried plantains or dodo

Fried Plantains

Oluborode Ayokanmi
Fried plantains are sweet and it can also be eaten as a side dish. Fried plantains are consumed across many parts of the world.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine World
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Knife
  • Sauce pan
  • Stove Or Gas cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 5 Ripe Plantain
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil for Frying ( coconut oil or vegetable oil)

Instructions
 

  • Peel and cut the plantains into cubes or other geometric shapes of your choice.
  • Sprinkle the plantains with salt and set aside
  • Peel and slice onion and set aside.
  • Heat oil in frying pan or deep fryer on medium heat.
  • Add sliced onions to the hot oil (make sure the oil is not too hot) and fry till they turn brown and not burnt.
  • Remove onions from hot oil and add plantain slices to the hot oil and fry for about 5 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  • Remove the plantain from the oil and place on paper towel to drain excess oil.
  • Repeat the process until all plantains are fried.

Notes

 
  • Be careful of the quantity of salt you add, a little goes a long way.
  • If you are using the over ripe plantains, it is advisable you don’t add salt.
  • It is also advisable not to deep fry the over ripe (black) plantains because they tend to absorb a lot of oil.
 

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