Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Kakro (or kaklo) is a delicious traditional Ghanaian fried snack made from very ripe plantain fritters.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: African, Ghanaian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 24 fritters
Author: Nisha Ramesh
  • 4 plantains (very ripe)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 small onion , finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  1. Peel the plantains and place them in a bowl.
  2. Mash them with a fork until obtaining a lumpy mixture.
  3. Add the onion, ginger, salt, cayenne pepper and mix well with a spatula.
  4. Add the flour and mix well.
  5. In a deep skillet, heat a large volume of oil over medium heat.
  6. Using a spoon, take some of the dough and dip in hot oil.
  7. Fry on both sides until golden brown.
  8. Place kakro as you go on a sheet of paper towel to remove excess oil.
  9. Serve hot or warm.