Have you ever had this feeling when you crave for certain food, you get homesick and just want to grab certain food from your imagination and quell hunger? Well, I got hungry and saw these over-ripe bananas languishing in my fruit box which brought me into making banana fritters for tea.
Fritters are popularly used with a variety of fruits and vegetables which are usually deep fried.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Vegetable oil for deep-frying
Mashed Ripe Banana – 3 long
All-Purpose Flour – 1 1/2 cup
Grated coconut – 3 tbsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Sugar – 1 1/2 tbsp
Rice Flour – 1/2 cup
Water – 1 cup
1. Place the coconut, flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, rice flour into a deep container.
2. Pour the mashed banana into the flour mixture. Add water and mix till well combined to make a thick batter.
3. Fill a deep-fry pan with enough vegetable oil for deep frying. Turn it on to medium heat and leave it to heat (see notes for details).
4. Drop a tablespoon of the banana mix into the oil, and fry up to 5 or 6 at a time on medium heat (make sure not to add too much mixture as it will puff up slightly while it cooks). Keeping an eye on them, turn with a slotted spoon for a few times until they turn golden brown on each side.
Remove and drain on kitchen towels to remove excess oil. Repeat the process until all the mixture is used.
5. Serve warm , or let it cool completely.
+ Store in airtight container at room temperature and use within a day
*To check if the oil is hot enough, take a pinch of the mixture and drop it in the oil, it should sizzle with bubbles surrounding it.