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Kelewele and chin-chin delight

Kelewele is an African spicy fried plantain recipe prepared to be crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside to give you that rich and exciting experience. If you are a lover of plantain, then you need to try this recipe today.
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook Time: 20 mins.
Total Time: 35 mins.
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients
• One to two garlic cloves
• One teaspoon salt
• One teaspoon bouillon powder or a small bouillon Maggie cube (optional)
• Oil for deep frying
• One-quarter onion, cut into pieces
• One teaspoon Cayenne or chili pepper
• Half to one tablespoon chopped ginger
• One teaspoon lemon juice
• Half a teaspoon nutmeg
• Four to six ripe plantains with little black spots

Method
1. Trim both ends of the plantains and make a shallow slit along the long seam. Peel the skin off.
2. Slice the plantains diagonally and set aside.
3. In a blender or food processor, combine the onion, ginger, and garlic with just enough water to blend smoothly. Then, add the cayenne pepper, lemon juice, nutmeg, salt, and bouillon. Mix well and set aside.
4. In a large bowl, toss the plantain slices with the spice mixture.
5. Allow the plantains to marinate for 10 to 20 minutes to soak up the flavors.
6. Heat oil in a large skillet or cast iron pan over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
7. Fry the plantain slices in batches to avoid crowding, turning once, until golden brown, about 5 minutes per batch.
8. Remove the fried plantains with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
9. Serve warm and enjoy!

Ghana chin-chin
If you are looking for an exciting party snack that is rich but also low in sugar content, this is the recipe for you.
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Cook Time: 20 mins.
Total Time: 30 mins.
Servings: 10 people

Ingredients
• One cup water
• Three tablespoons butter
• One tablespoon salt (omit if using salted butter)
• One tablespoon sugar
• Four cups all-purpose flour
• One tablespoon grated onion

Method
1. Mix ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour with the butter. Work the mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
2. Form dough: Stir in the grated onion. Gradually add water and mix until a dough forms.
3. Rest dough: Wrap the dough in cling film and let it rest for fifteen minutes. After resting, place it on a floured surface.
4. Roll dough: Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a very thin sheet.
5. Fry snacks: Heat oil in a deep-frying pan. Tear or cut the dough into small pieces and fry them in the hot oil until golden and crispy.

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