The thing I like about plantain is the fact that there are no restrictions as to when you can or cannot eat it. They taste great whatever the stage of ripeness.
Kakro is a delicious donut-style snack made from over ripened plantains. This snack is something that my mother used to make on special occasions and it’s such a quick and easy recipe. Kakro can be eaten by itself or served as a side.
4 Over ripen Plantains
1 cup of All-Purpose Flour
1 Half of a small Onion (finely grated)
1 tablespoon of fresh Ginger (finely grated)
1 teaspoon of Salt
1 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
4 cups of Vegetable Oil (for frying)
preparation time: 10-15 minutes
Cook time 10-15 minutes
Makes 24 balls
Peel the plantain and place them in a mixing bowl.
Mash the plantain with a fork until you form a lumpy mixture.
Add the onion, ginger, salt, cayenne pepper and mix
Add the flour and mix everything together.
Heat the oil to medium and using a dinner spoon, spoon small amounts of the mixture to fry in small batches
Fry until golden brown on either side.
Transfer the balls unto a paper towel to drain out the excess oil.
Serve hot or warm.