#20 - Plantain
It seems appropriate to end the list on a random item. Plantain - a larger version of the banana, typically eaten cooked rather than raw - is one of the highlights of the Ghanaian diet. Best served fried (which is truly fabulous for someone like me who inherited high cholesterol...), it's also excellent in kelewele form (also fried but this time with spices) or as chips (not fried, and not as good, but great on road trips). It can also be eaten boiled which is far better for the cholesterol but just not quite the same (boiled banana anyone?)
Sadly in our household, Nyani hates fried plantain and Teya won't eat spicy kelewele. The burden of culinary politeness thus falls upon my shoulders. It is a tough job, but someone has to do it.