More information about the ingredients:
You need just enough vegetable oil to grease the frying pan before pouring the batter.
You need enough water to give the mashed plantain a medium consistency so that it can pass through the sieve easily.
The following ingredients give 6 medium Plan-cakes:
1 overripe plantain
3 tablespoons plain flour (all purpose flour)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ground cayenne pepper (to taste)
2 tablespoons evaporated milk
Vegetable oil (for frying)
Break the egg into a bowl, beat and set aside.
Peel the overripe plantain and mash with a fork till a good blend is achieved.
Add cool water to the mashed plantain bit by bit and mix on each occasion till you get a medium consistency.
Pass the medium consistency blend through a sieve into the egg. Mix very well.
Sift the plain flour into the mixture from Step 4. Mix thoroughly.
Add salt, cayenne pepper and evaporated milk and stir very well. It is ready to be fried.
Set your frying pan over medium heat and pour a small quantity of vegetable oil; just enough to grease the frying pan. This should be about 1 tablespoon of oil.
When hot, pour a small amount of batter into the pan to make a 5mm thick and 5 inch diameter plan-cake.
Keep an eye on it and once you see the edge of the plan-cake caking, flip it to fry the other side too.
It is ready when both sides are light brown.
Fry the rest of the dough using steps 8 to 10.