Throwing away rotten or over-ripe plantain is as common as buying them. We all know the drill, once the skin gets almost black; it goes into the waste bin which is not supposed to be. Well not anymore. Do you know that over-ripe plantain can also be turned into a delightful finger food snack when processed?
Plantain Mosa has been quite popular in the small chops section of parties and has a sweet taste similar to that of puff-puff, but with a plantain flavour. It’s a rich, delicious and very easy meal to prepare.
However, you can combine both unripe and ripe plantain to achieve a yummy taste.
Below are quick and easy steps to prepare Plantain Mosa;
- 1 Large sized Overripe Plantain
- 1 Cup Plain Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Instant yeast
- 1 Tablespoon Onions, Chopped
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper, Chopped
- 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
Note: The ingredients depend on the number of people eating the snack.
- Wash and peel off plantain skin then transfer to a bowl.
- Chop the plantain into small sizes and blend. But make sure it’s very smooth.
- Sift the flour, add yeast then mix properly.
- Add Chopped pepper, onion and salt.
- Combine flour mixture with plantain batter and allow to stand for at least 40minutes.
- Add vegetable oil in your fry pan. Test the heat of the oil, once it’s hot, scoop plantain batter and form a ball, then drop into the oil.
- Allow to fry evenly till it is golden brown.
- Once it’s done, transfer into a sieve to drain.
Serve with pepper sauce.
Your plantain Mosa can also be served with a cool drink or Ogi/Akamu.
Note: Your Plantain Mosa can also be served at parties.