Cheesy Fried Plantain


Cheesy Fried Plantain

Cheesy Fried Plantain

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine African
Servings 6


  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 knife
  • 1 Frying Pan
  • 1 Deep Skimmer
  • 1 Mixing Bowl


  • 2 whole Ripe Plantains (medium sizes)
  • 250 grams Mozzarella Cheese (block)
  • 1 ltr Vegetable Oil

For Coating

  • 2 cups Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Ginger Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Cloves
  • 1 tsp Cloves

For The Egg Wash

  • 2 Eggs
  • Pinch of Salt


  • On a chopping board, cut plantains into 3inch chunks
  • Next, create holes in the plantain using an apple corer or any tool you can improvise with
  • Slice the mozzarella cheese into sticks or thin slices that will fit neatly inside the plantain.
  • Insert the mozzarella sticks into the holes of the plantain.

For The Coating

  • In a mixing bowl, pour bread crumbs, cayenne pepper, powdered cloves, ginger powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and give it a stir.

For The Egg Wash

  • Break eggs into a bowl add salt and whisk until even.
  • Fully Immerse the stuffed plantain in the egg mixture rolling it till it’s evenly coated.
  • Then put the plantain in the breadcrumbs mixture to evenly coat as well.
  • In a pan over medium heat pour your oil, allow it to heat up.
  • Gently add the plantain to the oil and allow to fry, turning occasionally until golden brown for 15 mins.
  • Remove and place the plantain on a paper towel, to drain excess oil.
  • Enjoy your cheesy fried plantain!


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