K R A K R O
Bet you thought these were akara balls. I was scrolling online looking for some healthy snacks to make for my family this Christmas and found this recipe. Originally from Ghana, this plantain snack is made using ripe plantain. The original recipe uses plain flour and vegetable oil but I wonder what it would be like to substitute with almond flour and coconut oil. Please don't ask me for measurements because I couldn't find it on the creators blog. You know us Africans are notorious for not measuring things. Source: globalfoodbook.com
Ripe plantains -
Flour or self-raising flour
Salt and pepper
You need baking powder only when you are using plain flour but if you are using self-raising flour then you don’t need that at all.
Then the next step is to blend up the pepper, onion and plantains. Now, all you have to do is just throw all the ingredients together and give them a really good mix. Afterwards, allow the mixture to stay for at least 20 minutes before frying.
To fry kaklo, slightly heat up the vegetable oil and then scoop small portions of the plantain mixture into the oil then allow to fry until golden brown in colour externally and properly done internally. Once done, scoop the krakro out of the oil into a kitchen roll to drain excess oil, allow to cool down before serving.