One of Ghana’s most popular meals is kenkey. It comes in two varieties: Ga Kenkey and Fante Kenkey, and is made of corn. Ga Kenkey is largely raised in Ghana’s Western and Central Regions, whereas Fante Kenkey is largely raised in the Akan, Ewe, and Greater Accra Regions.
The most popular accompaniments are pepper sauce, shito, and fried fish or tilapia.
According to sources, Kenkey contains antioxidants and vital vitamins such as vitamin A, B, C, and E. B vitamins include riboflavin, pantothenic acid, thiamine, niacin, and folates.
These nutrients can help to control blood pressure and reduce the chance of developing heart disease. It helps to prevent cancer, diabetes, and heart disease by containing phytochemicals and antioxidants that protect the body from the effects of free radicals and oxidative stress.
Because of its numerous health benefits, you can’t go wrong with kenkey. Let’s get this Ga kenkey preparation started.
- A dough made from corn.
- corn husk to wrap.
- salt to taste.
- Combine half of the corn dough with the water in a mixing bowl.
- Cook until the corn dough is half-cooked.
- Spread the dough out on a large clean saucepan with a wooden ladle and add the remaining raw corn dough.
- Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly.
- Form into desired shapes and sizes using a mold.
- Wrap each one in the corn husks.
- In the bottom of a large saucepan, arrange the wrapped dough on top of some corn husks.
- Half-fill the pot with water, cover, and bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
Kenkey is ready to go.
- Add hot sauce, chili sauce, shito, stew, or soup to the mix.
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