Fried plantains with a delicious red sauce
Aneri's note: Guess what, I’ve been to Côte d’Ivoire! It is where the African Development Bank is headquartered, in the city of Abidjan. Compared to my experience in East Africa, I was surprised to see how developed of a city it is, full of skyscrapers and flyovers. I didn’t get much time to sightsee, but picked up a couple gorgeous bronze art pieces.
Abidjan, capital of Cote d'Ivoire
Difficulty level (1-10): 10
Alloco is a popular street food in Côte d’Ivoire! Fried plantains are delish, but REALLY hard to get right. That's why I said 10, unless you are a frying pro (or just happen to have a fancy air fryer), this is difficult to get right. Most of my plantains burnt to a crisp. The sauce however is very easy and SO delicious! I used the leftover sauce for a nice pasta sauce the next evening.
Plantains - 2
Tomatoes - 4, diced
Garlic - 3 cloves, minced
Onion - 1/2, minced
Parsley - 1/2 tsp
Green bell pepper - 1/4
Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 cups
1. Cut plantains in small pieces
2. Pour oil in a wok and heat it up
3. Add plantains to the oil and wait until golden
4. Remove and put in sieve to drain
5. Tomato sauce: add tomatoes, garlic, pepper and blend in a blender. Add parsley, black pepper, and salt. Put into a pot and heat up until water is evaporated. Add 1 tb of oil. Cook for another 3 min.
6. Serve plantains with the sauce!
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