Chin chin

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A bowl of chin chin

Chin chin is a fried snack popular in West Africa. It is similar to the Scandinavian snack klenat, a crunchy, donut-like baked or fried dough of wheat flour, and other customary baking items. Chin chin may also contain cowpeas.[1] Many people also bake it with ground nutmeg for flavor.

The dough is usually kneaded and cut into small squares of 1 square inch or so, about a quarter of an inch thick, before frying.[2]


  1. ^ Akubor, Peter I. (2004). "Protein contents, physical and sensory properties of Nigerian snack foods (cake, chin-chin and puff-puff) prepared from cowpea - wheat flour blends". International Journal of Food Science & Technology. 39 (4): 419–424. 
  2. ^ Mepba, H. D.; S.C. Achinewhu; S.N. Aso; C.K. Wachukwu (2007). "Microbiological Quality Of Selected Street Foods In Port Harcourt, Nigeria". Journal of Food Safety. 27 (2): 208–18. doi:10.1111/j.1745-4565.2007.00073.x.