Dòdò Ìkirè is a traditional delicacy from Ikire in Osun State.

Another delicious Yoruba cuisine.It was originally made from leftover plantain but today, people prepare it from fresh ingredients which are: over-ripe plantains, pepper, oil and salt. Dòdò Ìkirè is black and round or conical in shape.
Plantains or cooking bananas,, which have been peeled, sliced and deep fried are called dòdò by the Yoruba. Legend has it that Dòdò Ìkirè was made as an experiment by a poor, old lady from a town called Ìkirè, between the cities of Ibadan and Ile-Ife, in Osun State. The old woman had no food except the over-ripe plantains, which she would have thrown in the bin, but she decided to mash it all up with some salt and pepper and deep-fried it in some palm oil. She ate it, enjoyed it and determined to make more and share with her neighbours. The result is what is now known as dòdò Ìkirè, named after the town it originated from.
Dòdò Ìkirè is sold mostly in Yorubaland. It has some special native spices and a traditional frying method with its shape derived from the cone-shaped baskets.
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