Tatale with Makfoul

By KOLR10 News

Published 11/07 2013 07:10AM

Updated 11/07 2013 07:18AM

Tatale with Makfoul
 (Plantain and corn cake & caramelized onion and tomatoes)

Chef Brian M. Romano, CEC

Tatale (Corn cake with plantain - from Ghana)
Makes approx. 8-12 pancakes


1/4 cup            Onion, chopped
1              Plantain
1            Banana
1/2 teaspoon         Ginger, ground
1 pinch            Cayenne pepper
1 pinch             Salt
1/2 cup            Cornmeal
            Canola oil, for cooking


1.    In a food processor, puree the onion with the banana. Once smooth, add the plantain, ginger, cayenne, and salt. 
2.    When well mixed, add the cornmeal until it forms into a dough like substance.
3.    Form dough mixture into 1-inch balls.
4.    Heat a skillet on medium heat. Add a small amount of oil. When oil is heated, place balls in the pan and lightly press into a flat pancake.
5.    Once pancakes are lightly brown, turn cakes over and repeat the cooking process. Serve immediately and top with makfoul mixture.

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