Ivorian cuisine, Main dishes

Alloco & shrimp omelette


Alloco & shrimp omelette


  • Ripe plantains
  • 2 tablespoons oil or more canola or vegetable oil for frying
  • 20 shrimps shelled
  • 2 to matoes
  • 1 onions
  • Pepper
  • 7 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cube


  1. Peeled and cut diagonally or round, into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  2. Add salt to the plantain
  3. Add oil into a nonstick skillet and place it on medium heat.
  4. When the oil begins to shimmer but not smoke, add plantains (work in batches) and fry for 1 1/2 minutes on one side, flip and cook for 1 minute on the other side.
  5. Remove plantains from pan and drain on paper towels.
  6. Continue frying in batches until all the plantains are fried.
  7. Slice the tomato, onion and pepper
  8. Beat the eggs. Beat very well and for a long time.
  9. In a saucepan on medium heat, add the oil and the onion.
  10. Cook for a min and add the shrimp and garlic
  11. Then add in the tomato, cube and the egg. Mix everything very well.
  12. When the bottom (of the omelette) is starting to set, push the eggs around with a spatula. Keep pushing all the eggs while cooking, until all the eggs and shrimps are cooked.
  13. Simple, fast, easy, yummy!

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