21 Deliciously Warming West African Dishes You Should Be Eating This Winter

November’s Ghana be tasty.

Jollof rice

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Every West African country has its own version of this golden dream, but it basically comes down to being a tomatoey rice dish with lots of good, hot pepper and ground fish powder. And no, it tastes nothing like paella. Recipe here.

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Puff puffs

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Deep-fried, hot, sugary doughnuts. Enough said. Recipe here.

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Cassava patties

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Nothing says autumn like steaming potato cakes, and cassava patties are infinitely sweeter and more delicious. Dip in some spicy pepper sauce and you’re away. Recipe here.

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Kelewele and groundnuts

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Hot, crispy plantain on a plate of pan-fried peanuts is the kind of snack given to kids in Ghana. Kids are discerning when it comes to delicious food. Recipe here.

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