Chin chin is a fried snack popular in West Africa. It was created in Nigeria, and 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. 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.
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