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[Fr] Confiture de bissap

Claclo or Plantain Fritters [En]

Cote d’Ivoire, 4pm, it is snack time. Around that time there is affluence around the fried plantain or puff puff vendors, Plantain fritters or claclo were not my favorite growing up. I was pretty much team “alloco” (fried plantain). I like my alloco hot with fish or boiled eggs and spicy tomato sauce on the side. Claclo are  made of ripe plantains. Mariama is a friend of mine that made me appreciate claclo more. One day, she told me to add ground garlic and parsley to it. I didn’t have any garlic left but my green marinade instead, so I used it. I was just amazed by the taste and the smell too. Okay let me cut right there and share the recipe.

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 4 ripe plantains
  • 2 spoons of flour
  • 1 scoop of green marinade or ground parsley and garlic
  • 1 pinch of salt or more 
  • 1 pan
  • Oil


  • Cut the plantain and smash it in a mortar or if you do not have one just smash them with a fork.
  • Add green marinade or grounded garlic and parsley.
  • Add flour.
  • Add salt and let it sit for 20 minutes at least. 
  • With a spoon or hand dispose small balls into the hot oil.
  • Fry on every side and serve.

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