Sunday, 3 March 2013

Best Sunday breakfast Plantains and Gizzards.

Plantains and Gizzards are a Nigerian dish made primarily from plantains and chicken gizzards and tossed in stew. The plantains are usually diced and deep fried while the gizzards are boiled and also deep fried. It is a dish that is typically served at parties or get-togethers, but that doesn’t negate the fact that you can also make it at home for yourself!
I once heard someone call it ‘Gizdo,’ lol (‘giz’ standing for gizzards and ‘do,’ standing for dodo). I mean having a pet name for a dish, just… wow! It is deep fried, tasty goodness, so that’s probably where that comes from. Then again, it’s not something you’d eat all the time (since it is deep fried!), so when you do eat, it’s something to relish.
It’s really easy to make (no, really, it is!), more so if you’ve tried the Peppered Gizzards recipe.


  • 2 ripe plantains (w/some black spots)
  • 1 pack chicken gizzards & hearts OR 4-5 cups gizzards
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Ginger (size of garlic cloves)
  • 1 m red bell pepper
  • 2 m tomatoes
  • 1 s red onion (not pictured)
  • 2 scotch bonnet peppers/habanero/rodo
  • 1-2 Knorr cubes
  • 1 fresh lemon OR 1/2 cup real lemon juice
  • 6 cups Canola oil
  • 1/2 cup Palm oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Deep fry till golden brown, 5-7 minutes; transfer fried plantains to paper towel to drain excess oil. Set aside in a warm place (don’t turn off heat yet!)

 Deep fry till dark brown, 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towel to drain excess oil, set aside. Turn deep fryer off.

 Using a ladle or a large serving spoon, scoop two spoonfuls of stew & add to the fried plantains/fried gizzards

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