RECIPE: How To Make Chin Chin | Ingredients, Preparation Procedure

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RECIPE: How To Make Chin Chin | Ingredients, Preparation Procedure

RECIPE: How To Make Chin Chin | Ingredients, Preparation, Procedure
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Chin chin is a crunchy deep-fried snack commonly found at many Nigerian occasions and ceremonies.

According to Wikipedia, Chin chin is a fried snack from Nigeria. It is known as atchomon in Togo and Benin, achomo in Ghana, and croquette in Cameroon.

It is similar to the Scandinavian snack klenat, a crunchy, donut-like baked or fried dough of wheat flour. Chin chin may contain cowpeas. Many people bake it with ground nutmeg for added flavor.

The dough is usually kneaded and cut into small one-inch (or so) squares, about a quarter of an inch thick, before frying.

Chin Chin Ingredients

The following are chin chin ingredients:
1. Butter
2. Flour
3. Sugar
4. Nutmeg
5. Salt 
6. Vegetable oil
7. Milk
8. Egg(s)

Chin Chin Preparation Procedure

  • Sieve the flour and sugar
  • Mix flour, butter, salt into a bowl
  • Add nutmeg and mix together
  • Add milk (if liquid milk, dilute with water; if powdered milk, dissolve in water)
  • Add egg(s) (heat egg(s) very well)
  • Knead the dough till it is smooth
  • Roll it out with rolling pin on a board or table for cutting
  • With a knife, cut to desired shape and size
  • Fry in heated groundnut oil till it turns brown
  • Scoop out with frying spoon in a tray and serve with water or juice.

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