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Boiled Plantain

Plantain is one of the most versatile foods in Africa. It can have so many variations. One can make kakolo, tatale, boiled plantain, fufu and kelewele from plantain. Cooked plantains are nutritionally very similar to a potato calorie-wise, but contain more of some vitamins and minerals. They are a rich source of fiber, vitamins A, C, and B-6, and the minerals magnesium and potassium. Cooked plantains also help with weight control, they are high in antioxidants and they are also very good for the heart.

Preparation time: 20 - 30 mins

Ingredients

 Plantain, salt

How to Make it

  1. Take out and wash the fingers of plantain.
  2. Peel the plantain and slice them into smaller pieces.
  3. Wash the sliced plantain in a bowl.
  4. Put a cooking pan on medium heat.
  5. Pour the sliced plantain into the cooking pan and add water so each part of the plantain is covered.
  6. Add a little salt to taste.
  7. Wait for plantain to cook for about 20 minutes.
  8. Check softness of plantain to see whether it suits you.
  9. Serve hot with some palava sauce or goat stew.

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