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10 Different Ways To Cook Plantain - Plantain Recipes

Plantain is one of the most popular food staples enjoyed by many across the country. It's a nutrient filled fruit that contains an ample amount of vitamins and minerals. It can be enjoyed in various ways due to it's versatile nature. It's quite similar to banana in shape but contains less sugar than bananas but starchier.
Plantain is rich in carbohydrate, protein, fat, fiber, vitamins A,B6,C, potassium, magnesium and iron. It has got different stages of ripening which reflects in the skin color at each stage (green, yellow & black) and this gives it it's versatility due to the type of dishes that can be prepared at each stage of ripening. In no particular order, here are some plantain dishes to make.

If you haven't noticed, i'm a real sucker for fried plantain. Sometimes i wonder if it's possible to actually fry plantain without sneaking a few into my mouth while at it. Click Here For More

Admit it, you've always felt tingly sensation of guilt when you have to throw away over ripe plantain that may be too soft to be fried. For me, nothing goes to waste. Instead, they can be re-purposed into better things like this mini bite sized treats. 

Wadoo!!!! Is it just me or did the weather get chilly all of a sudden. This is the best type of weather for one of my favorite south-south recipes....Ukodo. Click Here For More

Sweet, savory plantain empanadas are a delight for the whole fam every single time i make it. I've always loved plantain (Duh! abeg who doesn't?) but making empanadas with yummy fillings is a whole different ball game entirely. Click Here For More

The key to getting the perfect crunch is all about picking the right plantains. Unlike the unripe plantain chips which is made using green plantains as shown previously, it's best to use the semi ripe plantains that's just about turning yellow for this to get that "Sweet" taste. Click Here For More

When you love something so much you ensure you have ample supply of it at all times. This is one of the reasons why i decided to grow plantain on a small portion of borrowed farm land.Click Here For More

Did you know that Unripe plantain chips are really easy to make at home? It's so true. For me. I'd say they are even easier to make than most Nigerian snacks. Click Here For More

Throwing away rotten plantains is as common as buying them. We all know the drill, once the skin gets almost black, it goes into the waste bin and the cycle of buying and throwing starts again. Well, not anymore as i'm about to show you how to turn overripe plantains into a delightful snack anytime. Click Here For More

Unripe plantain porridge is a meal enjoyed by most people but commonly prepared for those trying to reduce their sugar consumption or those with diabetes. It's traditionally prepared with the green unripe plantain though to make it a little bit sweet, some people prepare this dish by mixing ripe and unripe plantain together. 

Ukpo Ogede "Plantain Moi moi" is a popular dish in the eastern part of Nigeria. it's a sweet savory steamed dish made with over ripe plantains especially those with black skins (As long as it isn't rotten on the inside) so they don't go to waste. Click Here For More


  1. This is the best post right here. All about Plantain this is super creative.

    I will definitely try them out 'Cocoa mosa, plantain moi moi'

    1. Glad you like it Lady O :)...*Kisses*

  2. All yummy stuff indeed, thanks for sharing and greetings to you!

  3. good morning pls Is need a recipe on how to prepare fish roll with
    round shape and pls is there cotter for that round shape fish roll .I
    will be glad to receive ur reply tanx

    1. Hi Temilade, there are round shape cutters sold in the market and they could be used to make round shaped fish pies (not rolls). Fish rolls are rolled up (like sausage rolls). Would put up a recipe soon.

  4. Yummy,.Would love to try the plantain empanadas.

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