Who loved “kpekere” as a kid? Me! that is who. I used to love the ripe ones until I got older and my palates changed. I’ld like to say my palates got more sophisticated 🙂 I used to eat so much of this street food until my stomach would protest.
What is “Kpekere?” It is a medley of fried crispy plantain chips. Some are seasoned with different flavors; depending on the individual. For this one, I used unripe plantains and after frying, I seasoned it with salt and garlic powder. If you do not want to season it, you do not have to
To get the thin plantains crisps, you may use a potato or a vegetable peeler and make it as thin as you want.
When I made “kpekere” I called my mother in excitement. She was quite impressed because I have tried most things I said I wouldn’t. Who would have thought? Now, I don’t have to buy anymore plantain chips, I could just stock up on plantains and fry them. Although the frying method is the traditional way to go, you may easily bake them in the oven, on a non greased baking sheet on high heat. I am doing my best stay on the #fitfam train, so I try to keep the baked chips handy in a canister.
My ajebutters are big fans of the plantains chips, but their favorites are the ripe ones
here is an easy print out recipe for your enjoyment 🙂
- 2 unripe plantains
- salt to taste(optional)
- ¼ tsp of garlic powder(optional)
- oil for frying
- Heat oil to 350 degrees
- Using a knife or slicer, peel and slice the plantain into thin slices
- fry in batches until crispy and almost golden brown. Drain on to a paper towel. Toss with salt and garlic powder. Serve with any sauce.