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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Liberian Cassava Bong Fries Recipe

Liberian bong fries

Liberia’s name means "Land of the Free," because it was founded by freed slaves from the United States. The food of Liberia is a fusion of African, Americo-Liberians and Congoes. Bong fries are a favorite in Liberian restaurants and bars. Seasoned cassava bong fries resemble potato chips and are eaten in the same manor.

 

Liberia's national flag, the "Lone Star," reminiscent of the American "Stars and Stripes," appears in the lower right corner. The single star in the blue field representing the African continent signifies Liberia's claim to be the first African "independent republic." Lagoons and mangrove swamps mark Liberia's beautiful coastline. Liberia is slightly larger than Tennessee and recently Liberia's surfing tourism has begun to become popular and gaining a reputation for having spectacular beaches. The food of Liberia is a fusion of cultures and bong fries are a favorite in Liberian restaurants and bars. 

Liberian Cassava Bong Fries


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All you need are cassavas and vegetable oil to make this favorite Liberian cassava chips. For the best possible cassava chips, the slices of cassava need to be paper-thin. 

Prep time: Cook time: Total time:
Ingredients:
2 fresh cassava roots
Oil for deep-frying
Salt to taste

Directions:
In a large frying pan heat 2 cups of oil, peel the cassava, slice thin wash and dry. Fry in hot oil until a lightly brown and crisp. Drain the chips on paper towels, sprinkle with salt and enjoy.

Did you know?

Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, was named for U.S. president James Monroe.

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