Ghana’s Shito on Toast

Black shito on toast

Black shito on toastBlack shito on toast is not a “serious” meal. You really don’t need to don on a chef’s whites or garner every sinew of concentration you can muster to pore over a recipe to create it. That’s not to say it was just imagined into reality on my kitchen table. On the contrary the shito sauce that makes this otherwise boring toast is a childhood delight which has worked its way into my heart, unsurprisingly, as an adult necessity. I never run out of it. Shito is what ketchup is to some for me. I have it with virtually anything and everything and there are jars of it in a dedicated cupboard in my pantry.

It is no great surprise that in times when I need a super quick snack shito on toast comes to mind. What could be easier than toasting bread and “buttering” it with some shito? Not long ago I had the pleasure of tucking into another of my favourite “shitolicious” bread snacks – shito French toast. Now that was a fusion and little less simplistic to rustle up. Black shito on toast on the other hand is as easy as it gets. You can of course liven it up with fried or scrambled egg.

The recipe is, if you can handle the complexity of making good shito, is here – Ghana’s shito. If not, you can buy our’s here – MyWeku Ingredients. Even though the ritual of toast has been baked into our breakfast routine, shito on toast is more of a snack that can be had at anytime. It is, if you like toast turned into the star attraction. Shito is no ordinary topping. It is no jam. It is no butter. It is no peanut butter either. It is a distinctly umami topping that is driven not by sweetness but by it’s savoury chilli based flavour. Enjoy….

Black shito on toast



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