Nigerian Fried Plantain (Dodo)
Fried Plantain is one of the easy and fast Nigerian food recipes. It often features in Nigerian breakfast meals.
It is also a major side dish to all the rice recipes and can be enjoyed by people from all over the world.
For tips on how to fry the best plantains, see 9 Tips for Frying Perfect Plantains.
- Ripe Plantain (The plantain should be ripe and hard, it is not advisable to use plantain that is soft)
- Vegetable Oil: enough for deep frying.
- Salt to taste
Before you fry the plantains
- Wash, peel and slice the plantain as shown. Place in a bowl and add a little salt. Toss the plantain to ensure that the salt is evenly distributed.
- Pour a generous quantity of vegetable oil into a frying pan and allow to heat. If using a deep fryer, preheat the oil to 170°C.
- When the oil is heated, add a considerable quantity of the plantain slices to the oil, leaving enough room for the slices to fry evenly.
- When the underside of the slices starts to turn golden, flip the slices on their other side.
- Fry till a desired browning is achieved.
- Remove and place in a sieve to drain out the oil.
- Fry the next batch of the plantain slices following steps 1 through 4.
For breakfast, serve with:
For brunch or as a light meal, serve with:
- Beef & Chicken Stew (Nigerian Red Stew)
- Egg Stew
- Corned Beef Stew
- Garden Egg Stew
- Chilled soft drink
Watch me fry plantains in the video below.