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A famous African American dish

Allocos / Photo by Brenda Lupian

Brenda Lupian

Allocos / Photo by Brenda Lupian

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Alloco is considered as a fast food and it is a very popular dish that is sold on the streets of Cote d’ivoire, but all alloco really is is fried plantain. What really makes this dish so unique and bizarre is what it’s served with. Generally alloco is a served as a side to a larger meal or just as a snack.

“It is an all time favorite!” stated Joseph Grey, a man who has made and ate alloco throughout his childhood.


  • oil
  • several ripe plantain bananas
  • one onion
  • two tomatoes
  • one chile pepper
  • medium sized skillet
  • stove
  • napkins

    Materials/ Photo by Brenda Lupian











  1. Cut the plantain banana(s) into medium sized slices. Do the same to the tomatoes, chili pepper, and onion.
  2. Turn on stove and place skillet on stove and leave on a low flame. Add enough oil to cover the base of the skillet. Place plantain banana’s into the skillet.
  3. Cook banana’s until golden brown (add salt as they cook). While they’re cooking grab the plate and set several napkins on top of the plate.
  4. Once the banana’s are all brown place them onto the plate with the napkins that way the oil is soaked up.
  5. Now with the same skillet put the tomato, chile, and onion into the pan. Cook until they’re well done.
  6. Lastly add the tomato, chile, and onion to the plate of bananas and there you go! 

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