Wednesday 26 May 2010

Banana Fritters

We had this for a dessert when I was in Bali at New Years. When I came back, I made it top priority to find a good recipe.

Like a pancake batter the principle is the same and also very easy to get good results.

A pancake batter is a consistency of equal parts flour (plain) and milk (1 cup) with 1 egg, with a fritter it is a sweetened thicker batter so it is 1 cup flour (self-raising) to ½ cup milk with an egg with 2 table spoons of sugar.

1 cup self-raising flour
½ cup milk
1 egg
2 Tbsp sugar
Tsp Cinnamon
2 Bananas (the riper the banana the better)
Sunflower oil for frying

Cooking Utensils
Chopping Board
Mixing Bowl
Wooden spoon
Sharp Knife
2 forks for turning fritters
Frying pan
Kitchen paper

-    Sieve your flour into a mixing bowl
-    Make a well in the middle and break in your egg
-    Mix completely together with a wooden spoon
-    Now add your sugar and mix completely
-    Now add in half your milk & mix until it becomes a very thick lumpy batter
-    Add the last of your milk and use your whisk to beat the mixture until it becomes a thick but smooth consistency – add a small bit more milk if you feel it needs it….
-    Add your cinnamon & mix
 -    Cut Bananas into half & then in 3 even strips – you can cut them thicker if you want but then not all the banana will be cooked completely through
-    Now add your bananas and toss completely in the mixture
-    Leave to sit in a fridge if you have the time (batter reacts better if it allowed to sit and cool)

-    Place an inch of oil in your frying pan
-    Turn the oil up to a medium to high heat
 -    Tip: take a wooden spoon and place in the oil – when the wood bubbles around the edges the oil is ready

-    To cook simply transfer the coated banana into the frying pan and let cook. (Be careful when placing the banana into the hot oil, use 2 forks to ease it gently into the oil)
-    The left over batter will keep for 24 hours if you seal it so you can have it again tomorrow!!
-    Turn after 90 seconds and repeat – keep a watchful eye always on the frying pan as the cooking times can be quicker depending on your oil temp
-    Let the fritters sit on kitchen paper before serving
-    Serve with a sprinkling of icing sugar and ice-cream

Tip: If you like this why not try it with Pineapple rings or Apple slices


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