Cookbook:Plantain Mosa (Nigerian Plantain Fritters)

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Plantain Mosa (Nigerian Plantain Fritters)
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Plantain mosa are a type of Nigerian fritter made from plantains. It is frequently served as small chops (finger foods) at social gatherings, such as parties and weddings.


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  1. Combine your desired quantity of yeast with the warm water and a small pinch of flour, ensuring there are no lumps. Cover and let sit until foamy.
  2. Peel the plantain with a knife, and mash it until almost smooth.
  3. Combine flour and salt in a bowl. Mix well to combine.
  4. Stir the yeast mixture into the flour mixture. Stir in the mashed plantain with a spatula. Cover with aluminum foil, and keep in a warm place for about 20 minutes until increased in volume.
  5. Heat enough vegetable oil in a pot for deep-frying, aiming for a temperature of 350–375°F.
  6. Scoop some of the batter with your fingers, and place it in the heated vegetable oil. Stir and fry until golden brown on all sides.
  7. Remove the mosa from the oil, and drain away any excess.
  8. Serve.