I don’t like over-riped bananas. As long as my bananas have one brown dot on it, I don’t touch it. As it happens, I forgot to eat my bananas and all of them were practically brown. I was just about to throw them out when I found this recipe in my book. Banana Fritters in Coconut Batter. I love coconut and I imagine it adds a zing to the dish. I’ve had fritters in normal batter so this sounded interesting. Plus mom makes the most amazing Banana Fritters, which I personally like better (especially since I don’t have to make it myself *grin*).
This recipe is adapted from the book pictured.
1/2 cup glutinous rice flour
60 g desiccated coconut (omitted because I didn’t have any but you might like to add it)
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
3 tbsp coconut milk
3 tbsp water
Oil for frying
- To make the batter, put the flour, coconut, sugar, sesame seeds, coconut milk and water in a bowl and whisk to a smooth batter. Add more water if too thick.
- Peel bananas and cut in half lengthways (and in half crossways if bananas are large).
- The recipe says to deep fry, but I don’t like using so much oil (a hassle to clean up the kitchen). So I used less oil and pan-fried my fritters. Far less oily and fattening too. Flip bananas when browned on one side.
- Serve with ice cream. The combination of hot and cold is too satisfying.
Looks pretty good right? You’d want to eat it right? I’d say it came out pretty well.
But before you think I have some hidden cooking talent because all my food always seems to turn out well, let me tell you of the bunch of bananas I fried, only six pieces turned out like this.
And the rest?
Well, I’m embarassed to show you this, but I did promise the good, the bad and the ugly.
Where is help when you need it? I don’t know what happened. Either the oil was not hot enough or I was too impatient and just flung them about a bit too much.
I see you’re looking appalled. These look so unappetizing. And I could come up with many detailed descriptions as to what I think they look like.
But I think I’ll spare you the thought *grin*.