One of my amazing fans, VALENTINE OYEDIPE, asked me if I could make an African recipe as my next Darcy’s Delights. ❤️❤️❤️As I thought about it, I went online and learned about some delicious African dishes.
The one that stuck out that I wanted to share with you today was DODO, (Fried Plantains.) I love this recipe since it reminded me of my own fried banana recipe. So I am going to share both ways of making delicious banana🍌🍌🍌 flavored treats since the DODO is savory and mine is sweet. Feel free to make the one you like best! 😉
🍌🍌🍌 RECIPE#1 DELICIOUS DODO! 🍌🍌🍌
Total Time to Make :22 min / Makes 2 servings
2 large ripe plantains (yellowish red colored)
Rinse the plantains in cold water. Peel them, and slice horizontally then vertically into half-moon shapes about 3/4-inch wide. Sprinkle with salt, to taste.
Pour oil into the frying pan and heat on medium-high. When oil is hot enough, add the plantains in batches; don’t overcrowd them.
Fry plantains until they are a golden brown. Drain on a plate covered in paper towels. Taste and season again with salt if needed.
Here are a few plantain facts so you can say you learned something new today:
- Plantains are NOT bananas, although they are related to the banana they are not suitable to eat raw and must me cooked.
- A regular banana is ready to eat when the peel is yellow, however a plantain is considered ready to eat when the peel is black or almost black
- Plantains are a good source of potassium, vitamin A & C. They are also high in fiber and used as an energy booster!
🍌🍌🍌 RECIPE#2 DARCY’S SWEET BANANAS! 🍌🍌🍌
Total Time to Make :15 min / Makes 2 servings
2 large ripe bananas 🍌🍌
Peel the bananas, and slice them into little round circles.
Heat frying pan on high heat. Melt 1/4 stick of butter into the frying pan. Add a layer of bananas into the pan.
Pan fry the bananas until they are a golden brown. Add cinnamon to taste while cooking. Put them on a plate. Add honey to sweeten and enjoy! ( I like to add a little whipped cream on top as well if you want it as a tasty dessert!)MMMMMM! YUM YUM!!!🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌
I hope you all enjoyed these delicious recipes! 🍌🍌🍌 Let me know your thoughts in the comments below :)!
Have an amazing day!
DARCY 🙂 🙂 🙂