Chin Chin is a very popular crunchy deep fried snacks in Nigeria. It is made primarily from flour, sugar, milk and butter. It is also a big party favorite, usually served as appetizer. Chin Chin can be either hard or crunchy. In Ghana it is called Achomo.
- milk or water
- butter or margarine
- vegetable oil
- baking powder
- flavour essence vanilla
- ground nutmeg
- Pour the flour in a big bowl, add baking powder, sugar. Mix well and then add the butter/margarine. Mix thoroughly with your hands until it looks like fine bread crumbs.
- If you will be using eggs, beat the eggs and set aside.
- Add your whisked eggs and mix together.
- Gently pour in the milk with the Essence and work into it bring it all together thereby forming pliable dough.
- Put flour on your clean board and place the chunk of the dough and roll out.
- Cut the dough into any shape you want and place the cut outs into a bowl, knead and repeat the process till the whole dough is used up.
- Place the pan with vegetable oil on the cooker to heat up the oil.
- Fry the chin chin dough in batches, make sure u don't crowd the pan.
- Make sure the chin chin is done, once it turns golden brown, transfer into a sieve or paper towel and leave to cool at room temperature.