DIY Recipes: How to make Ga kenkey with sauce and fried fish

Ga kenkey with hot pepper sauce and fried fish is a popular street food in Ghana.

Ga kenkey with sauce and fried fish

It is one of the favourites of the Ga community. This recipe is delicious when served with sardines too.


6 - 8 cup corn dough

Cassava dough or Agbelima (optional)



Green chillies

1 large tomato




Salt to taste



In a large container cover the corn with just enough water to dampen all of it. Set it in a warm place, such as a warmed oven or on top of the refrigerator, for 5 days. Fermentation may take longer than two days, especially in cool climates.

When it is properly fermented, it should have a slightly sour, but not unpleasant aroma, rinse and grind the corn.


Knead the fermented dough with your hands until it is thoroughly mixed and slightly stiffened. Divide the dough into two equal parts.

In a large pot, cook one part of the fermented dough. Cook for about ten minutes, stirring constantly and vigorously. Remove from heat. This half of the dough is called the “aflata”.

Combine the aflata with the remaining uncooked dough. Mix well.

Divide the mixture into serving-sized pieces. Wrap the pieces tightly in corn husks, or foil.

Cook the wrapped pieces for 30 to 60 mins, depending on their size and thickness. Set aside once it is ready.


Grind the onion, tomatoes and green chillies together, and grind until smooth, but with a little texture remaining in the sauce. Add Salt to taste

Season and fry your fish with some garlic, ginger, salt and pepper.

Serve the kenkey with pepper sauce and fried fish.


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