Mar 25, 2017

Tatale (Plantain Pancakes) Recipe

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For the Tatale (Plantain Pancakes)



  • 4 large overly ripe plantains, peeled
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 tbsp milk


  1. Mash the plantains with a potato masher in a large bowl until you reach a pureed consistency.
  2. Add the cornmeal, milk, salt, garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper to the mashed plantains. Stir in the scallions until fully combined.
  3. Heat a skillet with 3 tablespoons of canola oil over medium heat.
  4. Use a medium sized ladle to pour the plantain batter into the skillet.
  5. Fry each side for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Makes 8-10 cakes.
  7. Serve immediately.


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