Food: Some African delicacies you can’t afford to miss

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These foods makes one feel real African and at home as well. It can never be compared with” oyinbo” food. Home is home no matter what.We have to value what we have by learning how to eat these delicacies always.

Alloco food of the Ivory Coast- African Delicacies
Alloco food of the Ivory Coast/photo credit: AnswersAfrica
African delicacies are not are not common. We have varieties of nutritious food that cuts across different parts or regions. We have a lot of local delicacies that are not common.The interesting thing about these delicacies is that after the preparation, as you eat, you wish the food never get finished. 
We want to talk about the Ivorian food called, Alloco.

We want to talk about the Ivorian food called, Alloco. It is fried plantain served with chilli pepper, onions egg and tomatoes sauce .The Ivorian are popularly known for this food but it has cut across the rest of the West African countries. It easily prepared and served as fast food on the streets of Ivory Coast, it also has this distinct taste, served in any occasion and carried about by food vendors, which are popularly called allocodromo

Talitali 

It is for the Togo people, and they use very ripe plantains to prepare it . The plantains are allowed to ripe very well, after which they are blended.

Ingredients used in the preparation are; crayfish, onions, pepper and smoked fish

Preparation:

Add the ingredients to the blended plantains, make a fine paste, then start frying like akara [bean cake].

Akara prepared with cassava 

This time it is no longer with beans, but with cassava flour. It is still the same process with bean cake [akara].

Nni oka [Maize flour delicacy] It is prepared with maize flour.

Preparation

Add water in a pot, allow boiling, then add the blended ingredients: crayfish, onions, pepper.

After which you add the maize flour and stir properly, then add the de-boned smoked fish.

Add Magi and pinch of salt to taste

Then, finally add Ugu leaves

Yummy food is ready

These foods makes one feel real African and at home as well. It can never be compared with” oyinbo” food. Home is home no matter what.We have to value what we have by learning how to eat these delicacies always.

 

 

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