Last weekend, I tumbled upon a really rare Ghanaian Snack. It was my first time hearing about it and my when I tried it, it was so delicious and sumptuous. It has a crunchy exterior and a soft inside. Its main nutrient is carbohydrates and it gives instant energy. I asked a friend to give me recipe and tried to do it on my own. It turned out great and I must say, it’s my favourite Ghanaian snack so far.
200g of milled corn flour
25g of Caster Sugar
Pinch of Nutmeg
100ml of water
500ml of Sunflower Oil
80g of Roasted Peeled Peanuts
- Mix the water and 100g of the milled corn flour in a saucepan and place on medium heat.
- Mix the corn flour and water together till you form a smooth paste. This will take about 8-10 minutes.
- In a bowl, mix the remaining 100g of corn flour, sugar and nutmeg together.
- Transfer the hot dough into the dry corn mixture and mix everything till they are well combined.
- With clean hands, scoop a handful of the corn dough mixture and roll it in between your palm to form an oblong shape.
- Insert a few peanuts into each shaped corn dough and set aside or alternatively fry it in its plain form and serve the peanuts on the side.
- Pour the sunflower oil into a saucepan and place on medium heat.
- When the oil is heated a bit, fry each corn doughnut till it’s golden brown and drain off any excess oil on a blotted Kitchen paper.
- You can serve with chilled fresh watermelon juice.
Written by: Alex Nii-Adjei Adjetey