Sunday, 26 October 2014

Beans and Fried Plantain

This is one of my favorite meals! I love beans and plantain so very much, i can make the pottage or have my cooked beans in palm-oil and fried or boiled plantain or fried beans and fried plantain with vegetable or stew...I can go on and on!!! So many ways to enjoy this protein filled meal!!!
For now we will be making beans in palm-oil and fried plantain...when we were young they always said if you wanted to be tall always eat beans! maybe that is why i got stuck loving beans and vegetable with plantain!!! lol...Wink
Beans and Fried Plantain 

  • beans (picked with no stones and dirts)
  • crayfish (blended)
  • onions (diced)
  • chilli (grounded)
  • salt
  • palm-oil
  • seasoning 
  • prawns (optional)
  • smoked fish (optional)

Lets Cook:
1. Put a pot on fire with water in it. Rinse the beans with clean water and pour into the pot of boiling water on heat.
2. (Most people say when you put salt and onions the beans will take longer time i don't believe this) Pour in the onions and add salt.
3. Allow the beans to get cooked, check constantly to make sure it doesn't dry out and start to burn but don't over add water else you will be left with watering soup looking beans.
4. When the beans is soft, i like mine really soft that it melts when it enters my mouth. Add the crayfish, prawns, smoked fish, chilli, seasoning and just enough palm oil.
5. Turn with a WOODEN SPATULA, not with an iron spoon else it will start burning. Allow to boil up so the palm-oil will be cooked and not taste raw. Taste and adjust seasoning, if you want more pepper, more salt or more seasoning add. Allow sit on heat for about 5 minutes, Stir give it few more minutes and it is ready.
6. Put a pan on heat and add enough oil to deep fry your plantain. Cut the plantain into the desired size you want, add salt. When the oil is hot enough, you can taste by putting a drop of water if it sizzles then it is ready. Add the plantain, flip when its golden brown and move to a sifter.
7. And your meal is ready. Serve hot and ENJOY...Cheers

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