A TASTE OF ASIA – CRISPY FRIED BANANAS

Going Bananas !!!

 

dsc022933This most popular Indonesian and Thai snack is my weakness. I am always looking for them in markets, or from street vendors.  There are so many ways of making them but after trying many recipes I came to the conclusion that they are not that easy to make.  It is important that the end result is a crispy and golden brown banana.

THIS RECIPE WORKS EVERY TIME

INGREDIENTS

1 cup wheat flour

1/2 cup rice flour

2 tablespoons tapioca flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup coconut cream

1 tablespoon black or white sesame seeds

6 firm, ripe bananas, peeled and halved diagonally

vegetable oil for deep-frying

METHOD

1-  In a mixing bowl, mix all the flours, baking powder, sugar, salt and coconut cream.  Mix well together to make a batter.

2-  Add black or white sesame seeds, AND OR grated fresh coconut.

3-  Heat vegetable oil over medium heat.

4- Cut each banana long ways into about 4 pieces.

5- Dip bananas in the batter ( two to four at time).  Deep fry the bananas until golden brown.

6- Remove them with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels

Tip

– You can add to the mixture 80g fresh grated coconut.  The coconut gives a great flavour and texture to the batter.

– Tide 2 Pandan leaves (if available) and put them in the oil, this also gives flavour to the bananas.

– Do not use bananas that are too ripe.  They will be soggy after you fry them.

– Instead of bananas sweet potatoes can also be coated with this batter.

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One thought on “A TASTE OF ASIA – CRISPY FRIED BANANAS

  1. I love this recipe Sonia! And many others that I have not tried yet…but I will.
    Great selection, beautifully presented… Congratulations!
    Irene

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