Got up yesterday with a huge craving for Accra banana/ akara cassava. This is simply cassava and banana fritter which comes together in no time. I remember eating Accra banana so much while growing up. It was pretty affordable because basically, you needed just three ingredients to have a large bowl of this goodness. Most of the times it was made out of products from the farm, after a cassava harvest, all you needed was a bunch of banana and oil to fry.

I know I should take it easy on my tummy right now especially after the Christmas food feasting season:-) I wish I could just resist these fritters! Sadly Accra banana is irresistible especially when accompanied by some sweet hot spicy pepper sauce (mmm yummy in my belly)

Well, don’t take my word for gospel without giving it a try yourself! Shall we?

I show you how…
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Deep fried cassava/banana fritters; absolutely delicious. Crunchy on the outside and soft inside. It makes a great snack and a common street food in Cameroon.
Course Snacks
Cuisine African
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
adults
Ingredients
Course Snacks
Cuisine African
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
adults
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Peel cassava, wash, grate and squeeze out excess water
  2. Peel bananas and mash to form a paste
  3. In a bowl, combine the mashed banana and grated cassava. Throw in a pinch of salt, flour and give it a thorough mix. Let it stand for half an hour (this improves the sugar extraction from the banana)
  4. Scoop tablespoons full and roll into small ping-pong-sized balls, set aside
  5. Fry in hot oil for 10 mins, till it turns golden-brown. Then remove and drain for excess oil on hygienic kitchen paper.