From maize to millet to rice and homegrown produce, Ghanaians have a loyal bond to our local staples; they are more than just food, they are our livelihoods and our culture, in a sense.
However, the term ‘staple’ has developed a new meaning in recent decades, shifting slightly from only all natural products to a mixed bag of natural with a twist and processed foods.
YEN.com.gh has identified some local “delicacies” that can be considered as staples to the Ghanaian community.
1. Roasted plantain. Also known as Kofi Brokeman, this delicious street snack is an all-year staple that can be found at nearly every street corner. It is usually eaten with roasted peanuts.
2. Bread. Who doesn’t love bread? Bread is a lifeline product. From wheat (brown) bread to the favorite sugar bread to the ‘all weather’ tea bread, Ghanaians can have it plain or accompanied with fried eggs, margarine or any other chosen accompaniment.
3. Yoghurt. Specifically Ghana’s favorite brand, Fanyogo. This iced snack has existed long before even some of us were born and it still ranks high of Ghana’s popular items.
4. Boiled Egg and pepper. In every Trotro station or bus stop, especially in the capital city, you’ll find sellers carrying their boiled eggs in a tiny crate on their heads.
5. Kenkey. This is the ultimate staple meal in Ghana, made from corn meal. There is nowhere in the entire country that this food isn’t sold or consumed. It has served Ghanaians for years and will continue to do so for generations to come.
6. Hausa Koko. This is a divine breakfast that is enjoyed by all. paired with Koose or 'Bofloat' (Puff Puff), it has been tagged the breakfast for 'champions.'
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