Nigerian Cooking Tips: Salted Dodo

Salted fried plantain  (Dodo) with cooked beans.
My salting dodo before frying has come under criticism a lot of times from people who say dodo doesn't need any salt. I have heard people order for food and request that their dodo be fried without salting. For me, whether salted or not, I see no difference. Ripe plantain is ripe plantain. I love dodo and can eat it anyhow. 

The only little problem is I try to eat less and let children enjoy more cos of  weight watching wahala

These days I "cheat"
a lot. I just pray this my struggle to lose weight won't be in vain. When I didn't plan to lose, No one brought temptation foods in the house. Just when I made up my mind to try and keep a healthy size is when all sorts of tempting foods are flowing in. #sigh

Someone said it's the devil that causes obesity cos he knows it's unhealthy and I didn't believe. The type of temptations and crave for sweet foods is making me think something may be wrong. I think I need to start praying about this. I need God to reduce the rate of temptation around me at this time abeg.

Back to salting our ripe plantain. How do you fry your dodo please? I don't want to be salting dodo if no one else does. Do you like your dodo salted or fried without?

Comments

  1. Anonymous6/10/2013

    I salt my Dodo but with just a pinch of salt..I hate eating plantain that is over-salted.
    Dr Blakky

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  2. Sometimes I salt sometimes I dont often depends on the mood or If am in a hurry to get it done I just forget the salt.

    But either way Plantain is naturally sweet so can be eaten either way I suppose..

    http://aomosale.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. MrsAjaryee6/10/2013

    If banana can be eaten without salt, why should plantain be different? I add salt but once in a blue moon, since too much salt is of no use; I try cutting it down as much as I can.

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  4. Anonymous6/10/2013

    i dnt salt dodo,potatoes or even yams when frying. if i am to boil,then yes with a pinch of salt...dnt ask me why ooh,i just dnt like that salt taste and i also feel its healthier...(a thing of the mind i would say)..btw,aunty Eya,ehm wat happnd on d blog na?y the moderation of comments, in this part of the world,some of us dont get to see the fights cos most times u delete before we are up. Well, nt like i loved whoever is attackin ahdaisy but i loved the ease @ which pple commented! now, u av to do d whole moderation thin ,and i dnt see responses as quick. Like i have said a million times, there will always be haters,its called LIFE...i still say no to moderation sha.. #dazall#

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    1. Yeah, I agree with the no moderation thing.

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  5. Anonymous6/10/2013

    I salt my dodo

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  6. I do add salt to dodo if I feel like it but just a pinch!

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  7. I salt my dodo sometimes when I am eating it with eggs but with beans, no need.

    Aunty Eya, hope you're not depriving your self much? You can eat like 10 times a day just make each meal very small. Like 4-5 spoons of food. Seriously, it worked for me... For a while...lolz

    But seriously, try a detox program. Maybe spend three days on nothing but water and fruits like Oranges and water melon. (Not all fruits o). The next three days add veggies of all types, then the last three days add chicken peppersoup (you can drink as much as you want). Detoxing helps curb your craving for salt and sugar.

    Check online, there are many you can do then that will help with the cravings. And you'll lose some extra kg just by the detox alone and you know ur system is clean. Also try fasting for one day a week. You fast throughout the day and eat the next day. If you add prayer to ur fasting, good for you!

    Also try taking grape juice and aloevera only for three days...with loads of water. If you can't get fresh aloe vera, buy Forever Living Aloevera gel. If you dnt like the taste add a little ginger and honey.

    But still pray o. In fact when you start this detox, that's when you'll feel like you'll fall sick, or it wnt work or that maybe you dnt even need to lose weight. The devil no dey rest... Lol

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  8. Soulspasms6/10/2013

    Hello anty Eya Good morning!

    I add a tiny pinch of salt to plantain before frying.I believe it makes it taste better! Lol

    About the devil causing obesity and the craving for sweet foods,hmm. Anty I had to pray about my own craving!
    I had this very unhealthy addiction to soft drinks,especially PEPSI. I Loved pepsi! At first it was coke. During my university days I drank so much coke I was notorious for coke drinking. I guess Because coke was sweet and filling. All I had to do was drink coke and eat gala,and I could go the whole day without food. Later on I switched to pepsi, and this addiction stayed with me a long time. Almost everyday.
    But then I knew that this addiction was a ticking time bomb. Asides from being chubby,how could I be filling my body with all that sugar?! I tried to stop but I couldn't.
    One day I went on my knees and I asked for Gods help. I rebuked the demonic craving(cus I knew this craving was destroying my body,and anything that destroys is devilish jare) and I asked God to take away the craving for soft drinks.
    And like a joke,the craving died. I don't take soft drinks again. When I do,I can't finish it. I drink gallons of water now(LOL) and I've noticed the difference in my body. My body is lighter,I don't get tired easily and I feel better all round.I was shocked actually. God helped with my craving for soft drinks!

    Moral of my long early morning story? Pray about your cravings and the things that tempt you.ask God for help to resist. And no joke,cus our bodies are our responsibility. If we don't take care of it,it will begin to have problems. God is always willing to help,in big,small,and seemingly irrelevant things!! LOL.
    Have a nice week anty eya and WC family!! (˘ﻬ˘)

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  9. Anonymous6/10/2013

    Yes I salt, but just a tipy pinch

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  10. I actually like mine unsalted. I personally feel the salt interrupts with the natural sugar in it.

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  11. I salt my dodo sometimes when I am eating it with eggs but with beans, no need.

    Aunty Eya, hope you're not depriving your self much? You can eat like 10 times a day just make each meal very small. Like 4-5 spoons of food. Seriously, it worked for me... For a while...lolz

    But seriously, try a detox program. Maybe spend three days on nothing but water and fruits like Oranges and water melon. (Not all fruits o). The next three days add veggies of all types, then the last three days add chicken peppersoup (you can drink as much as you want). Detoxing helps curb your craving for salt and sugar.

    Check online, there are many you can do then that will help with the cravings. And you'll lose some extra kg just by the detox alone and you know ur system is clean. Also try fasting for one day a week. You fast throughout the day and eat the next day. If you add prayer to ur fasting, good for you!

    Also try taking grape juice and aloevera only for three days...with loads of water. If you can't get fresh aloe vera, buy Forever Living Aloevera gel. If you dnt like the taste add a little ginger and honey.

    But still pray o. In fact when you start this detox, that's when you'll feel like you'll fall sick, or it wnt work or that maybe you dnt even need to lose weight. The devil no dey rest... Lol

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    1. sister6/10/2013

      Hmm ahda all this long tory for salted plantain
      Am glad u're back
      Can we pls let bygone be bygone
      I ve missed u and am surprised I did

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    2. You always start on a friendly note, then cunningly relapse back to evil witch hunting. Are you a witch or ghost? Sure you are human with blood running in your system? I DOUBT.

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    3. Anonymous6/10/2013

      Let her be pls

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    4. Anonymous6/10/2013

      Una no like peace.abi na una be adaeze.

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    5. If truly you want bygone forgotten. The best thing to do is stop commenting as replies to Ahdaisy's comments. Go down click on a stand alone button and write your own comment. That way everybody will understand.

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    6. sister6/10/2013

      u guys think am d lunatic haunting ahdaisy blog to blog for what naa.sister is anon y should I take it personal I could as well drop sister take up a new name and drum up support just to soothe my guilt(na assuage I be wan write but I no if e correct na him make me write soothe)my dear bros/sis am not d one but if u believe otherwise na ur concern.what started as a joke took on a dangerous dimension btw some people are really sick and it is one of YOU

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    7. Anonymous6/10/2013

      If u are not d one writting those thing then who is d person

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    8. Soulspasms6/10/2013

      I think sista means no harm. Pls u guys let her be. Personally I like her. I don't know why. :)

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    9. Anonymous6/11/2013

      U like sister.then u are not on aunty ahdaisy side.u are a traitor just like ruby and lnc.shame on u guys

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    10. Thanks Ahdasisy. I will try the detoxing.

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    11. Soulspasms6/11/2013

      Anony 10:22am,take a cold bottle of water and direct ur hate somewhere else. And shame on you too dear. :)

      If u think I'm going to start hating on a faceless person In a blog,you have another thing coming. Sister is faceless,I am faceless,and so are you. I have one life to live,and I'm not going to spend it hating,especially on a blog. I like anty eyas blog,and I refuse to be part of negativity that is struggling to enter it. And besides sister has apologised.

      Spend ur time hating the devil and praying. It will produce results. Thank you! :)

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  12. beauty6/10/2013

    I don't add salt directly on my dodo , instead I add it to d oil b4 fryin

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  13. I hate salty dodo, so I add a pinch of salt to my plantain.

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  14. I luv my dodo wt just a pinch of salt . Aunty Eya tanx for d comment moderation. I cn come back to wc full tyme now. Lol.

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  16. I add salt to my dodo o, infact if I mistakingly fry witout salt once I taste it I will know. I feel the salt brings out the taste though I add just a pinch. Thanks
    Pinky

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    1. We are so alike in dodo matters.

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    2. Anonymous6/10/2013

      Salt enhances the taste of any kind of food.

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  17. Anonymous6/10/2013

    I salt my plantain with a pinch of salt when I am using a fresh oil but I dnt salt it when I am frying it when a used oil because the oil already carries spices from previously fried foods

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    1. Anonymous6/10/2013

      Remember to throw away oil after using a few times. Research has shown that heating same oil over and over again is not healthy.

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  18. I love to add a pinch of salt to my dodo

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  19. I can't eat unsalted dodo. I do add a pinch of salt.

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  20. Do you guys fry your plantain with onions in the oil for added flavour?

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    1. Anonymous6/10/2013

      Nooooo! What for?

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  21. I prefer mine salted. Just like adding a pinch of salt to chin-chin batter. It cuts thru the sweetness and tastes better.

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  22. Me I add 2spoons of salt 2my DODo*bblwkmd*

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  23. I'm not a fan of sweet food and therefore don't buy plantain or else my hubby requests for it.(I love green plantain tho)
    Generally I don't like frying coz its a waste of oil as the oil has to be thrown after use. (For me sha)
    I grill my meat n fish b4 stewing, it has the same effect as frying for me and its healthier than frying.

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  24. I fry my dodo with salt, curry n thyme with big chunks of onion in the oil (cut a small to medium sized onion into four). You guys should have an open mind and try it out y'all will surely like it.

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  25. Aunt Eya,not just dieting o,exercises too.food gets stored as glycogen which is then converted to fat.so the idea is to burn the calories off ahead.long walks and runs helps.you could runn in early hours of the morninng or late inn the evning around ur Neighborhood,so people won't start staring.shorts,tshirt and a comfy tennnis,a bottle of water,those tiny mp3s which could be strapped around ur arm or tucked in ur waist,cos music helps a lot,or better still a running partner.all these and your determination works.
    And for the dodo,I salt my dodo most times,expect when am cutting them directly into the oil(lazy me) or if its too soft/overripe.salt makes overripe plaintain really mushy

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    1. Thank you Dr Fetus. I will try even though I hate to see people staring.

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