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alloco is an ivorian fried plantain snack often served with chili pepper, onions or egg and tomato sauce. Alloco is quite popular in the ivory Coast but popularity extends accross the surrounding. African countries especially within the west African coast usually for its ease of preparation and its unique taste. Alloco is a perfect meal for any occasion at anytime of the day.

  • 2 Plantains.
  • tomato sauce.
  • 4 large Tomatoes.
  • 3 clove Garlic.
  • 1/2 large Onion.
  • 1/2 tsp Parsley.
  • 1/4 large Green pepper.
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • Salt.


Wash your ripe plantain and cut the edges.

Cut the plantains in half like in the pictures.

With your knife, cut the plantain in small pieces. Minced a small share of onion (You do not have to add the onion, it's optional. I just like to add it because I think it tastes better with the onion) and add a pinch of salt.

Put you pan on HI on the stove and pour two cups of vegetables oil in the pan and wait 2-3 minutes for the oil to heat up.

While waiting for the oil to heat. Put the tomatoes, the onion, the green pepper and the garlic in a mixer. Pour the mixture in a pot. Add the black pepper, salt and parsley. Put the pot on the stove on HI. Wait until all the water evaporate from the mixture and add 1 tablespoons of vegetables oil. wait 3 minutes to remove it from the stove

Add the plantain in the oil and wait for about 10-15 minutes until the plantain get that golden color

Remove the plantain for the oil and put them in a sieve and wait for about 3-5 minutes for the oil to flow and also allow the plantains to cool down a little bit.

Serve with you tomato sauce. You can serve the dish with two boiled eggs, a fried fish, fried chicken or baked chicken. Voila! It's ready

Deji Ashade
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