Recipes from Equatorial Guinea: Loco (Fried Plantains)

Recipes from Equatorial Guinea

Loco (Fried Plantains)

Country: Equatorial Guinea
Course: Side
Makes: 4 servings


  • 5 tbsp red palm oil
  • 3 ripe plantains or 4 very green bananas, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Maggi stock cube, crumbled*

*A Maggi stock cube is a bouillon cube, so brand is probably not important. Use chicken or beef.


  1. Melt the palm oil over a medium flame and saute the onions until golden. Remove and set aside.
  2. Melt the rest of the oil in the pan and add the plantains or green bananas. Saute on both sides until they are also golden.
  3. Return the onions to the pan and sprinkle the crumbled Maggi cube over the top.