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  • Writer's pictureNicky, Digital Researcher, Africa Analyst

Roasted plantains - West African plantains

Updated: Jan 30, 2021

Plantains are traditional Western African staple, and the roasted version is a popular Nigerian dish called Bole.

These roasted jerk plantains are seasoned with jerk seasonings and baked and served with stir-fried onions and peppers.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Servings: 2


  • 2-3 Plantains

  • Jerk Seasoning adjust according to preference

  • Oil for drizzling

  • ¼ cup oil

  • ½ medium onion

  • 1 Bell pepper green or red

Cooking Steps

  1. Using a sharp knife cut both ends off the plantain. This will make it easy to grab the skin of the plantains.

  2. Slit a shallow line down the long seam of the plantain; peel only as deep as the peel.

  3. Remove plantain peel by pulling it back. If plantains are straight from the fridge, you can run it through hot water, to facilitate peeling

  4. Cut in half cross way, then cut in half length ways and cut further into desired uniform strips.

  5. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and place the plantains in a single layer.

  6. Bake in a 425-degree oven for minutes for 20 minutes or until slightly brown, turning once

  7. Add sliced onion in hot oil in a skillet for about one minute.

  8. Then add strips of bell pepper

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