Sese Plantains( Turning Plantains)

Sese Plantains( Porridge ) - a popular Cameroonian and West African everyday meal that is brimming with flavors from plantains, meat and spices and seasonings. A family-friendly one-pot meal!

Course Main
Cuisine African
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 654 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 2 pounds of meat goat meat, shank meat
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 pounds of unripe plantains
  • 1/2 cup Crayfish
  • ½ cup of Palm Oil
  • 2 Maggie 1 Tablespoon bouillon
  • Cayenne Pepper optional
  • 1 bunch of fresh kale chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In Large –sized sauce pan, boil meat seasoned with salt, cayenne pepper, onions until tender, depending on the meat. You can shorten this process in half by using a pressure cooker

  2. Using a sharp knife cut both ends off the plantain. This will make it easy to grab the skin of the plantains. Slit a shallow line down the long seam of the plantain, peel only as deep as the peel. Remove plantain peel by pulling it back.
  3. Cut the plantains into thick round shape.
  4. Place the plantains into the pot of boiled meat, add the Maggie, crayfish red oil and remaining onions
  5. Bring to a boil and low the cooker to medium and let it cook slowly for about 20
  6. Finally add the kale and cook for an additional 10 minutes
  7. Remove fro m heat and serve warm.