SPICY PLANTAIN TART

PREP TIME 20 MINUTES

COOK TIME 1 HOURS : 20 MINUTES

SERVES 6-8


Ingredients

  • For the base
  • 4 plantains (green/unripe)
  • 20g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 800ml water
  • For the filling
  • 5 ripe plantains
  • 1tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground rosemary
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp salt
  • A handful of cocoyam leaves, chopped

Directions

  1. Pour the plantain into a saucepan over medium heat, add a pinch of salt, water and let it boil for 15-20 minutes or until soft.
  2. Pour into a large mixing bowl and mash into a smooth dough like texture then add butter, black pepper, salt, egg yolks and mash it in.
  3. Scoop into a tart pan and level equally before placing it in a pr-heated oven and bake for 7 minutes.
  4. In another mixing bowl mash the ripe plantain until smooth then add grated ginger, smoked paprika, cloves, rosemary, black pepper, salt, mush into a uniform mixture and set aside.
  5. Whisk egg whites until its stiff then transfer into the ripe plantain mixture.
  6. Gently fold in the whisked egg whites, add the cocoyam leaves and stir in.
  7. Pour into the baked plantain base and place in the oven.
  8. Bake at 170c for 45 minutes.
  9. Spicy plantain tart ready to serve. Slice and share.

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