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Banana Fufu – Easy Cuban Recipe

22 mayo, 2021

Fufu is an aperitif originally from Ghana, where it is considered a staple food. Its elaboration has undergone numerous variations, especially once it reached the American continent brought by African slaves in the Caribbean.

Among these variants, this banana fufu recipe It is one of the most prepared, especially in Cuba and the Dominican Republic. In Free Recipes you how to make a banana fufu Simple that serves as a base, as it can be enriched with fried bacon, pig’s trotters or pork rinds. It is ideal as an accompaniment to main dishes and stews, so it will be an incredible discovery in the kitchen. Go for it!

6 diners
Low difficulty

Ingredients to make Banana Fufu:

How to make Banana Fufu:


Peel the green plantains and cut into slices. Put the green banana slices in a saucepan covered with water, a little salt and squeeze a few drops of lemon juice. Put on the fire and cook until the banana pieces are soft. It will take you about 40 minutes or more.

Banana Fufu Recipe - Step 1


Peel the onion and garlic cloves and mince finely.

Banana Fufu Recipe - Step 2


Put the seed oil or a piece of lard in a pan on the fire. When it’s hot sauté the onion and garlic cloves chopped.

Banana Fufu Recipe - Step 3


Drain the banana slices, but do not throw away the cooking broth, you will need it. Put the slices in the pan together with the onion and garlic cloves and sauté for two minutes, stirring occasionally.

Banana Fufu Recipe - Step 4


Remove from heat and put everything in the blender glass, add 10 tablespoons of the cooking water and blend. You will probably need to add more cooking water so that the fufu does not remain dry. Leave it to your liking as if it were a puree. Add salt if necessary and add a little freshly ground black pepper.

Banana Fufu Recipe - Step 5


Serve right away so that each diner can help themselves to whatever they want. You can too accompany the banana fufu with pork rinds, pig trotters or fried bacon. The banana fufu is ideal to accompany rice dishes or stews.

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Banana Fufu Recipe - Step 6

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