Spicy Plantain Tart


Spicy Plantain Tart

Spicy tart made with mashed plantain and vegetables and can be served with chiiled fruit juice
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine African
Servings 6 people


  • Saucepan
  • Masher
  • Glass Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Tray
  • Fork
  • Metallic Mixing Bowl
  • Mixer
  • Plastic Spatula


  • For the base
  • 4 plantains (green/unripe)
  • 20 g unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 800 ml water
  • For the filling
  • 5 ripe plantains
  • 1 tsp 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scoop into a tart pan and level equally before placing it in a pre-heated oven and bake for 7 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Whisk egg whites until its stiff then transfer into the ripe plantain mixture.
  • Gently fold in the whisked egg whites, add the cocoyam leaves and stir in.
  • Pour into the baked plantain base and place in the oven.
  • Bake at 170c for 45 minutes.
  • Spicy plantain tart ready to serve. Slice and share.


Keyword Plantain, spicy, Tarts

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