My husband was just in Louisiana and loved it. When he got home he told me about an appetizer that he had eaten that reminded him of some of the food that he ate in Togo. We made them a few days after he got home and had to go back to the drawing board. We made them again on Sunday and they turned out great. The second batch we add plantains to them and as I love plantains this was just perfect. My next goal is to see how the taste when they are baked instead of fried.
1 cup white corn meal *
1/8 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp oil ( I used olive oil)
3/8 cup water
1 ripe plantain (optional)
oil for frying
Mix all ingredients except plantains together. I mixed them together with my hand but you could use a beater. Let sit for approx 10 minutes. Add plantain and mix thoroughly. Roll into approx 1 inch balls.
Heat oil in pan ( you want enough oil so that at least 3/4 of the balls are covered). Place balls into oil and fry until a golden brown colour. Enjoy.
These will have a crisp outer coating with a soft middle. Try not eat just one. I dare you.
We did notice that they stuck slightly to the bottom but floated after you loosened them.
* these would also work with corn flour.
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