Making Ghanaian 'Red Red'. Requires a great deal of palm oil, was wondering if I could substitute olive oil or even butter?
I might get some next time I buy groceries but I am unable to do so right now, is it possible to substitute?
It's got tomatoes, garlic, beans and spices you shit
>i know nothing about food
You could substitute a neutral oil, but palm does have a distinctive taste (like coconuts), so a dish heavy with palm oil is probably relying on that as part of the flavor. It'd be like making Mediterranean food without olive oil - you can do it but it doesn't come out the same.
>being a fussy child
You'll be able to sit at the grown up table someday anon, but today is not that day.
Who needs that shit when you can actually travel? I've only seen a little bit of Africa, but the food was pretty good. I live not to far from several African restaurants, and the food they serve is good as well. Knocking the food of an entire continent out of knee jerk ignorance is /b/ or /pol/ level shit.
polyps confirmed for uncultured swine. That and confirmed for being against people trying new and interesting things. Stick to tendies and french fries, if you can handle them. Get off /ck/ if you hate food and experimentation so much.
>he literally writes off the cuisine of an entire continent because of racism and memes
It has beans and tomatoes and garlic.
I have just finished preparing the beans.
Despite the presence of evil in this thread I will take the risk and substitute the palm oil with a different ingredient.
early regular bananas won't cut it? (like, not overly ripe, just barely yellow/greenish)
you can always check some south/central american market for "platano" since they also use fried banana a lot
just asking though
Two years ago I spent a couple weeks in the medina in Fez, then hung out in Andalusia for a little while before coming home. Was it easier to find amazing food in Spain than Morocco? Yes. Was the best stuff I had in Morocco mind blowingly delicious? Absolutely.
One thing you discover when you travel is that even in countries much less affluent than the US people have access to good ingredients, some of which are better than their equivalents is an American supermarket. If you stay away from places that charge big bucks to give tourists a familiar dining experience and instead find the food generations of cooks and grandmothers have worked out from what's good and locally available you can eat tremendously well pretty much anywhere you go.
Of course if you're someplace where restaurant culture is a thing (France, Spain, Japan, US major cities) it's easier - you just find the good restaurants and go there.
Fried bananas are dessert, not a side dish. What you need is plantains, and if you live in a place without a significant population of Latinos, West Indians or West/Central Africans they're tough to find (and wildly overpriced).
I'm lucky enough to live in a place full of immigrants from all over the world. I don't have to go more than 15 blocks to get curry leaves. Any exotic ingredients I need that aren't available within a mile of where I live can be found within a couple miles. I'm spoiled as shit.
I love inner cities for the access to so many goods and services. Wish I lived in the centre of my district here. I used to be a vegan and I bought 20 kilos of rice at a time at this place, also bought spices in bulk, like four or five kilos at a time!