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Goin' Bananas: Banana Fritters

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The fact is, bananas are one of nature's wonder foods. In a lot of dishes where you cook bananas you end up with a banana that has the texture which is really nothing short of gross. A gloppy, soft and slimy substance I would ever want to put into my mouth. When it comes to banana fritters, this doesn't happen and for very good reason. The bananas are coated in a batter and deep fried. The batter protects the banana. Really, very simple logic at work here.

When it comes to deep frying you want to use an oil with a very high smoke rate. The best oil for this is peanut oil. You can also use a pure vegetable oil but you'll want to really watch the heat. You do not, however, want to use an olive oil.

Banana Fritters are a wonderful dessert and even though they are deep fried, they are not as fattening as you might think. These also make for a wonderful snack and a perfect ending for a spring or summer brunch. Easy to make and fun to eat!

Ingredients needed to make Banana Fritters (serves 4):

  • Peanut oil for deep frying
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 bananas, peeled and quartered
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Steps:

  1. In a large sauté pan or skillet add enough oil to deep fry and bring to 350 degrees on a deep fry thermometer.
  2. n a medium bowl whisk 1 cup of flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the egg and milk. Whisk this mixture into the flour mixture.
  4. Roll the quartered bananas in the remaining ½ cup of flour to coat. Dip the banana quarters into the batter.
  5. Carefully place the batter coated bananas into the oil and deep fry until golden brown.
  6. With a slotted spoon or tongs remove the bananas and let drain of excess oil on paper towels.
  7. Place the banana fritters on a serving platter, dust with powdered sugar and serve.

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