I have a bunch of moko, I guess it is time for fry moko. I have a question for you. What is Moko? Is it a plantain or is it a banana? ......Well, according to this document by Dr. Ramcharan, it is a cooking banana i.e. you cannot eat it ripe from the bunch like an ordinary ripe banana. I've always heard my mother say
"Moko is moko, an' plantain is plantain. Jus' doh call moko, plantain" .
Based on this information she may have had a point and now I know why. Of course, she went on to talk about French plantain and Horse plantain, but that I will leave for a next time.
Fry Moko For Breakfast
Anyway, for breakfast I decided to fry some Moko I had that was ripe to the point of getting the black spots (perfect time to fry!). It was tasty and I did not even bother to eat it with bake as we usually do. So here's a simple recipe that anyone can do and enjoy. Just follow the instructions and you'll be enjoying some fry moko, like me, this morning. Here's Fry Moko.
Fry Moko Recipe
coconut oil for frying
Peel and slice the Moko.
Heat the oil over a medium flame. Add the sliced Moko gently into the hot oil.
Fry on both sides until brown.
Note: You could fry it golden brown if you like, but I like mine brown: almost burnt. It seems that almost burning it kicks up natural sugars a notch or two. I like that!
Fry Moko Tips:
- It is best to fry the moko when it is just about ripe.
- Make sure the oil is hot enough before you add the moko, or it could stick.
- You can roll the moko in a bit of flour before you fry it.
- You can serve it with one or all of the following: eggs, bacon, and slices of bread,
A simple breakfast that's totally natural and I may also say perfect for those on a gluten free/casein free diet or for the paleo diet fans (any modern cavemen out there?). Of course
the same process can be done for plantains as well but remember "Moko is moko, an' plantain is plantain. Jus' doh call moko, plantain".
Ah gone! 😀
Enjoy your fry moko.