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Fried Obuunu Plantains Recipe

Fried Obuunu Plantains Recipe

Fried Nigerian Obuunu plantains are served as a savory appetizer, snack or side dish recipe and is a favorite street food of Nigeria.
African Recipes by Chic African Culture

Have you ever tried frying plantains at home? Fried Nigerian Obuunu plantains are served as a snack or side dish recipe and is a favorite street food of Nigeria.

Prep time: 5 Cook time: 15 Total time: 2

2 ripe yellow plantains    
1 teaspoon ground garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
Oil for frying


In a large deep frying pan, heat 1 inch of vegetable oil on medium heat. Peel and slice the plantains and fry until golden brown. Fry about 1 ½ -2 minutes on each side. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel, sprinkle with garlic, salt and red pepper and serve.

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African food did you know?

Plantains are a major staple food in Africa, and are more important in the humid lowlands of West and Central Africa. One hundred or more different varieties of plantain grow deep in the African rainforests. Plantains are high in fiber and are a good source of vitamins A and C, some of the B-vitamins and potassium. ♥

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