5 unusual delicious munchies that can go with drinking garri
Groundnut is the main side for every garri drink you take but you can also try out other things.
It is almost next to impossible to come across a Nigerian that hasn’t drunk garri at some point because it is practically our food identity, much like American’s cheeseburgers and Japanese Sushi.
Growing up in a Nigerian home, you’re bound to eat it in either of its two most commonly prepared forms: swallow (eba), or as a cereal (soakies).
Most of us have all come to appreciate the joy of drinking garri: if not for any reason, for the mere fact that it is the fastest fast food. You can hold hunger with it, have it as an in-between-meals snack or enjoy it as a relaxation food. And the beauty of it is it doesn’t need much to enjoy it.
When adding extras to garri, the options usually revolve around the same choices; groundnuts, coconut, fish, fried meat, chicken, milk etc. Now, these are great but there are many more ways to pair your garri with munchies.
Here are five new options that delightfully surprised my taste buds when I discovered them:
1. Mixed nuts
Tired of the regular groundnuts? Want something new but cannot decide? Then, have it all with mixed nuts! The best thing about this option is you get different tastes merging into one in your mouth which is as a result of having up to six different nuts in there; almonds, Brazil nuts, cashew nuts, peanuts and hazelnuts.
2. Fried Shrimps
Shrimp goes for virtually anything so this shouldn’t be a shocker. But if you’re just trying it out, then I bet you, it will be. There’s something about fried crayfish and shrimp that just blends with the taste of soaked garri. Perhaps it’s the crunchy feel or the juicy pulp but whichever it is, it’s an exotic treat.
3. Peanut Burgers
You might feel bored with it from time to time and wish for some way to vamp up your groundnut-garri combo. Well, say hello to peanut burgers! Whoever thought up the idea to coat groundnuts in flour and fry them is a genius worthy of the Nobel Prize! These munchy-crunchy little bits of paradise give garri such a kick, you’ll see stars!
4. Date Palms
Particularly for Muslims, they are lovers of date palms. So, it’s no surprise that at some point, they would take it with garri. For a first timer that’s tasting it for the first time, the reaction on your face when you take the first spoonful is going to be gold. Date palms are super sweet, so you don’t even need sugar when you break them in your garri.
5. Chocolate chips
Chocolates are rich in taste and nutrients and surprisingly go very well with garri. Just buy a bunch of your favourite chocolate bars, break them into smaller bits and pour them in the garri. Add iced water and sometimes, a bit of sugar and stir.Tags: Chocolate Date Drinking Garri Drinks Garri Groundnut Nuts