Kelewele (Spicy Fried Plantains)


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30 mins (prep 15, cooking 15)
7 ingredients
6-8 servings
Kelewele (Kele-wele) are flavorful fried plantain cubes. Simple to make, kelewele are plantain cubes, sprinkled with spices, and fried in hot oil. Kelewele are often sold by African street vendors. Originally from Ghana, kelewele have been popularized in America by several Kwanzaa books and websites. Fresh ginger, cayenne pepper, and salt seem to be the most typical combination of spices used to make kelewele. Some recipes get a little fancier and add ground cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, chili powder, or red pepper flakes. Some replace the water with lemon juice; others use no liquid at all and call for the plantains to be tossed in the dry spices. Letting the plantains marinate in the spice mixture for ten or twenty minutes is also recommended by some. **And if your oil is properly HOT, they won't absorb much oil & be low fat!! And plantains are good fiber. :)

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Serving Size (6.59 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 0.26 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.02%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.01%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 387.82mg 96.95%
Total Carbohydrate 0.05g 0.11%
Dietary Fiber 0.01 g 0.29%
Sugars 0.02 g %
Protein 0.01g 0.09%
Vitamin A 12.86IU% Vitamin C 0.53mg%
Calcium 0.44mg% Iron 0.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh
 

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