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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

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

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


Directions

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. ♥



Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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