In lieu of the potato, Guineans have found an affinity with the use of sweet potatoes and plantains. Hoping to add some color and a speck more of nutritional value to my meal, I opted to use sweet potatoes. The recipe only lists oil as an ingredient but doesn't list the quantity needed. Simply, that is because it will vary depending on the pot you use to cook the sweet potatoes. I used a medium sized pot, therefore needed a bit more oil than a small batch would require. About an inch of oil in the pot should be all you need to make the patates. Vegetable oil was my oil of choice because, honestly, it is cheap.
3-4 medium sweet potatoes
salt, to taste
- Cut sweet potatoes in long 1/2 inch wedges.
- Heat oil until very hot in a fry pan or electric fryer.
- Put a little salt on plantains and fry until done. The sweet potatoes will be a deep orange and should be crisp.
(The original recipe came from this site: http://friendsofguinea.org/aboutguinea/recipes.shtml#yassa)