Saturday, 7 February 2015

Fried ripe plantain and beans

Fried plantain (dodo) and beans is a very popular meal in Nigeria. The plantain is fried in vegetable oil and served with beans porridge (simply delicious). The two go so well together, it's amazing. However you like your plantain (slightly ripe to very ripe), there's no denying the fact that pairing it with beans is the bomb. The beans complements the sweet taste of the plantain perfectly. Let's get cooking.

Go to My Nigerian beans recipe  for a recipe of the beans.

1 ripe plantain
Vegetable oil
A pinch of salt

Wash the plantain with the peel. Cut the to and bottom, make a vertical line from top to bottom and peel.

Put some oil in a dry frying pan and place on medium heat. The oil should just be able to cover the plantain.Cut the plantain diagonally (you can cut round if you want). Sprinkle with a little salt.
When the oil is hot (not too hot), put the plantain inside and allow to fry a little on one side before turning onto the other side. Fry until a little brown. Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel or a sieve with a plate under to allow excess oil drip out.
Serve hot or cold with with beans.

The heat should not be too much so you don't end up with browned plantains which are not cooked.


  1. This meal does not need you to be in any mood, its always perfect. Although I wouldn't mind some meat or fish with mine.

  2. Yes, Anon. It is always perfect. Feel free to add meat or fish to yours.