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Fried plantains

How to Fry Plantains

Here’s how to make fried plantains, a traditional favorite in Congo and other tropical countries.

Fried plantains/gonja

Gonja West African style

This particular recipe and the pictures were made while visiting friends from Guinea Conakry and show how to make some fried plantains (called “gonja” in Uganda). Less ripe plantains lead to a more crisp result.