Fingerlicking Ghanaian Snacks You’d Love
Ghanaians can boast of a wide range of foods from breakfast, lunch, supper to snacks, taste, and definitely nutritional value is a factor not ignored. These snacks are prepared from locally manufactured products in Ghana.
Some of these local snacks come as two food combinations while others are eaten alone. These are the most popular and nutritious snacks that will get you biting your fingers once you taste them.
Egg and pepper (Nkosua ne Meko)
The eggs are boiled and eaten with grinded pepper. Some people prefer to grind their pepper with some garlic, ginger, salt, and seasoned cube. This snack is mostly sold by hawkers in the streets.
Groundnut cake (Nkatie Cake)
It is also known as peanut cake usually in a candy bar or shaped in any form made with groundnuts or peanuts and melted sugar. This snack is also common in Guinea, they refer to it as Kongodo and in Senegal, it is known as Louga. The snack is eaten by both the young and old, but very common among school children.
Roasted maize and groundnut (Abele ke Nkatie)
This snack is rich in vitamin B3, this food is mostly eaten as lunch. The combination has a crispy sound while you chew some are, made in popped corn form.
As a healthy meal free of unnecessary cholesterol, it is a meal preferred by most people over the age forty. Groundnuts are rich in magnesium, vitamin E and copper. Ghanaians identify this combination by the funny name Kofi Brokeman.
Fried cassava moulds and coconut
Locally known as Agblikakalo, they round cakes fried in deep oil and mostly enjoyed with hard coconut. Coconut a rich in copper, iron, and helps form the red blood cells.
Koose (also known as Bean Cake) goes very well with a breakfast food called Koko in Ghana. However, it can also be enjoyed without it. Its principal ingredients are soybeans, flour, and eggs.
Aboloo and one-man-thousand
Aboloo comes healthily wrapped in leaves enjoyed with little fried fishes known as one-man-thousand. This food is mostly sold on the outskirts of town and at the inner borders of Ghana. Regular travelers mostly take this.
Roasted plantain and groundnut (Kofi brokeman)
This is a snack you should not miss. It is sold at every corner in Ghana. You get to choose if you prefer ripe or unripe plantain.
This is one of the popular snacks in Ghana. You can use ripe or unripe plantain. This is also sold on most streets in the country.
A meat pie is a pie with a chunky filling of meat and often other savory ingredients.