Fried Eto Balls



Fried Eto Balls

Cooked plantain is mashed and moulded into balls and deep-fried.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 6 People


  • Sauce Pan
  • Grinder
  • Food Flipper
  • Ceramic Bowl
  • Plates
  • Frying Pan


  • 3 Semi-ripe Plantains
  • 4 Scotch Bonnet Peppers
  • 1 Small Onion Chopped
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Cup Roasted Peanuts
  • ¼ Cup Palm Oil
  • 10 Quail Eggs Hard Boiled
  • 2 Eggs For Egg Wash
  • 2 Cups Bread Crumbs
  • Litres Vegetable Oil For Frying


  • Peel and cut plantains into halves, put the plantain into a saucepan, add water, cover and let cook for 10-12 minutes. Take off heat strain and set aside.
  • Pour the scotch bonnet pepper into an earthen ware bowl, add onion, salt and grind into a smooth mixture. Add toasted peanut and grind.
  • Heat palm oil in a small sauce pan, pour on the mixture and mix together.
  • Add the cooked plantain and mash into a smooth mixture.
  • Scoop a spoonful of the mashed plantain, mold into golf ball sizes, then make a dent with your thumb in the middle.
  • Add the cooked quail egg, use your fingers to seal the egg and roll between your fingers to smoothen the mold before setting it on a plate.
  • Continue with the remaining plantain mixture and quail eggs.
  • Dip the molded plantain in the egg wash, then coat with the bread crumbs.
  • Deep fry in heated vegetable oil for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Fried eto balls ready to serve.


Keyword Eto, Eto Balls, Fried Eto, Plantain

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