For this plantain recipe, I have to give credit to one of my Instagram followers @reach4mi because before she told me about it, I had NO idea. Eghwobobo is an Itsekiri recipe that comes from mashing ripe plantain with eba. It is so good guys! And I don’t say this lightly. If you’re like me and you don’t love the sour/vinegar taste of eba, eghwobobo is the way to go. It offsets the sour taste of garri with the sweetness of the ripe plantain. Beautiful stuff. God knows that if my parents gave me this as a kid, I won’t have made such a fuss when it came to eating eba.
Enjoy the recipe!
- 1 ripe plantain
- 1/2 cup garri
- boiling water
- Peel plantain, cut in large chunks and boil it until very soft
- Mash plantain using a wooden spoon (omorogun) or in a food processor
- Pour 1 cup boiling hot water in a bowl and sprinkle garri into it. Remove excess water and microwave for 1 minute
- Use the wooden spoon to mix the eba then add the mashed plantain and mix until it becomes fairly smooth (a food processor will make it very smooth in a shorter amount of time)
- Serve hot with any soup of your choice - I ate mine with ogbono soup (search for recipe in search box below)