Kelewele (Fried Spicy Plantains)

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Total Time

30 minutes

Serving Size



  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ripe yellow plantains, peeled & cut into bite-sized cubes
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Combine in large mixing bowl: ginger, red pepper, allspice, garlic powder, salt, and olive oil until blended. Add plantains and toss to coat.
  2. Preheat vegetable oil in cast iron skillet over medium-high to 350°F. Fry plantains 2–3 minutes, flipping a few times as needed, until golden brown. Drain on paper towel-lined baking sheet; cool slightly before serving.

Nutritional information

Amount per ⅙ recipe serving: Calories 430, Total Fat 31.00g, Sat Fat 3.00g, Trans Fat 0.00g, Chol 0mg, Sodium 670mg, Total Carb 34g, Fiber 1.00g, Sugars 23g, Protein 2g, Calc 0%, Vit A 0%, Vit C 0%, Iron 0%