Since living in Ghana I have become addicted to ripe plantains cooked in many different ways. They make a healthful (cooked) snack naturally low in sodium, but high in potassium, vitamins B6, C, and fiber, and are heartier than bananas. When ripe plantains are plentiful in Ghana, roadside vendors sell grilled slices along with small wrapped packages of shelled roasted peanuts with their skins still on. The combination provides a complete inexpensive but satisfying meal that goes by the popular nickname “Kofi Brokeman” (in other words, Kofi is “broke”—has no money).
These are best eaten warm off the grill with a few handfuls of dry roasted unsalted peanuts.
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