Kaklo


Freshly made Kaklo

I am so excited about sharing this Kaklo recipe with you because its one of my favorite recipes.

I always looked forward to lunch on Fridays as a kid. Because I knew I was going to be eating either fried plantains or Kaklo with beans stew. Sometimes I’ll be so looking forward to eating it as a kid that I’ll day dream while in school about Kaklo.

I linked up Inheritance Recipe.

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Kaklo
Kaklo is a spicy West African side dish made of ripe plantains and spices.
Kaklo
Course Appertizer
Cuisine West African
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Appertizer
Cuisine West African
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Kaklo
Instructions
  1. Cut up the ripe plantains into little pieces
  2. Put in a blender together with all the other ingredients and blend until its a smooth puree
  3. With an ice cream scoop, fill up the scoop with a generous amount.
  4. Deep fry them for about 10 minutes or until its like the above shown picture
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40 thoughts on “Kaklo

  1. Catherine Brown

    I will confess I have never tasted a plantain before. I see them in the store from time to time, I now need to try them!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Oh my Catherine! You’ve been missing out big time, you should try it soon and let me know how it goes. Its better fried although its not as healthy :).

  2. Jeni @ Biscuits & Booze

    I adore plantains ANY way so this looks like a fabulous dish for us to try!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Oh yeah, let me how it goes when you try it.

  3. pebble soup

    Hi Fred,
    Nice recipe if you want to enter it in the Inheritance Recipe, you need to link back to us in your post. All the explanations are here http://www.pebblesoup.co.uk/2017/07/july-inheritance-recipes-with-linky.html Thank you

    1. Fred Nonterah

      I already did that if you read the whole post. Thanks.

  4. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    Wow, you know I just had a version of this on the weekend. We had our annual neighbourhood BBQ, and one of the neighbours is Cuban. She brought something very similar to this. It was so good, I couldn’t stop eating them.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Oh wow! Yes, Cuban food is very similar to Ghanaian and other West African food.

  5. Luci

    This looks so delicious. I’m going to pin this for later.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks Luci!

  6. Jagruti

    Definitely will be trying out, your pics have tempted me.thanks

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Let me know how it goes when you try it. Thanks Jagruti!

  7. Monica | Nourish & Fete

    So intriguing! I had never heard of this but it sounds very good – I love plantains in anything!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Its really good, you should try it.

  8. pebble soup

    This is on my list of to try recipes, I’ll let you know how it goes. Thank you for entering Inheritance Recipes

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks for stopping by, I.m sure you would love it!

  9. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    I have never cooked with plantains…but they are becoming more readily available in the grocery stores here. Our neighbour is Cuban, and at our recent neighbour hood BBQ she brought a plantain dish that was very similar to this. It was delicious…I could not stop eating it.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      You’re missing out big time Gloria, plantains are the best.

  10. Sapna

    Sounds interesting!! I’m gonna be a fan of your food now. Have seen ripe plantations in store, so I know I have all the ingredients to try this out 🙂

    1. Fred Nonterah

      🙂 Let me know how it goes when you try it.

  11. Mary

    This sounds delicious and easy to make. I’ll be tring them out soon!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes Mary, its super easy ! Thanks for stopping!

  12. Linda Carmical

    I have to admit, I’ve only had plantains a few times and they were fried. Maybe this is something I should try out; it sounds good and it’s easy to make.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Plantains are the best! Let me know when you try it. Yes, this recipe is really easy.

  13. Marie-Pierre Breton

    I love plantain! but other than to fry them I did know other recipe with those yummy veg, now I do! Lovely recipe!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks Marie-Pierre!

  14. Marie-Pierre Breton

    I love plantain! but other than to fry them I didn’t know other recipes with this yummy veggie, now I do! Lovely recipe!

  15. Catherine Brown

    Man, I really can’t wait to try some of your plaintain recipes! I see them occassionally where I live but have never tried them. I need to remedy that soon. 😉

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Oh yeah! Let me know how it goes when you try it.

  16. Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed

    I love the idea of spicy plantain cakes, I’ve only tried them fried. Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe Fred.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      You’re welcome Sarah!

  17. Cynthia

    I love plantains, as I am originally from Costa Rica and we have them there in abundance. I bet this taste delicious, never would have thought about the ginger!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Wow, let me know if you try it. It is very delicious. Thanks for stopping by!

  18. Rezel Kealoha

    Oh my goodness. I need to add these fritters to my recipe list. it’s growing everyday.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks for stopping!

  19. Daniela

    I love cooking with plantains! In Costa Rica we bake the sweet ones until they are soft and then we top them with cheese and sometimes refried beans. They taste so good!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Wow Daniela, that sounds so good! Would love to try that.

  20. Constance Smith

    Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I absolutely love plantains, and now here’s a new way for me to enjoy them 🙂

    1. Fred Nonterah

      It sure is delicious, let me know how it goes when you try them.

  21. April

    These sound yummy! I love anything with plantains.


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