DIY Recipe: How to make Fante kenkey

Fante kenkey is one of the most sought-after carbohydrates foods in Ghana.

Fante kenkey with stew

Although it can be served with several soups or stew of choice, most people prefer to mash or blend it into a smoothie.


Corn dough

dried plantain leaves





Mix half of the corn dough with a reasonable amount of water

Add a little amount of salt

Boil corn dough until halfway cooked

Spread the semi boiled dough on a big clean saucepan and add the remaining faw corn dough using a wooden spoon or spatula.

Mix thoroughly and mould into desirable sizes

Wrap the dough with the corn husk or plantain leaves

Place cooking pot (a big one) onto the source of heat.

Place some corn husk or plantain leaves at the bottom of the cooking pot (a big one) and arrange the moulded/wrapped dough nicely.

Add enough water

Set fire

Cover and boil until well cooked.

To check whether the kenkey is cooked, you can remove one with a wooden spatula and assess.

Serve with any stew or soup of your choice. You can also use it to prepare mashed kenkey.


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