For the last couple of years, I’ve written a column for a sweet little newspaper called The Country Register (mostly because of the hardworking people who work there: *Hi Barbara*Hi Merle!*Hi everyone!*). I promised their readers I would put my recipe for Banana Fritters on my blog . . . so here it is! Welcome to my blog! Banana Fritters make a perfect weekend breakfast or tea-time snack, easy, homey, delicious, festive, and even make-ahead. ♥
OK, so here goes: to make Banana Fritters, first get out a medium-sized mixing bowl . . .
Put in a half cup of self-rising flour.
Add a tablespoon of granulated sugar . . .
. . . then, a quarter cup of milk;
. . . break an egg into the bowl and add two teaspoons of melted butter
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Whisk it all together. Put the batter in the fridge until ready to use (or use immediately).
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Depending on how many fritters you want; cut as many as three ripe bananas into 1/2 inch pieces. One banana will serve two easily. The batter keeps for a couple of days in the fridge.
Dip the banana pieces and thickly coat them in the batter.
Heat two cups of canola oil; test it with a spoonful of batter . . . if it doesn’t brown, wait until it gets hotter; if it browns too fast, reduce the heat.
The oil should bubble up. Hey! It looks like a lobster!
I think I should put it on Ebay!
You want your oil to be hot enough to cook quickly, but not so quickly that you can’t keep up with it. You don’t want to be like Lucy and Ethel in the candy factory!
Using a slotted spoon, turn the fritters to brown them evenly and remove to paper towels to drain.
Sift over a little powdered sugar; they taste best lightly dusted. That one in the middle is getting too much!
Yes, that one right there↑ has too much sugar on it for me; powdered sugar just came flying out of the sifter and I wasn’t ready! The trick is the mix of flavors, a delicious balance between the cooked banana, the crisp batter and the sugar. Mmmmm. Yes.
The Ebay Miracle of the Lobster, goes to Joe! You can see how easy these are to make! If you have the batter in the fridge and someone pops in, you can make a little miracle yourself! They also taste delicious in a little puddle of hot maple syrup. They are good with ice cream too!
Here’s the recipe!
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- 1/2 c. self-rising flour
- 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1/4 c. milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp. melted butter
- up to 3 large bananas
- 2 c. canola oil
- powdered sugar
Whisk together first five ingredients. Cut bananas into 1/2 ” chunks. Heat oil; put in a drop or two of batter to check for correct temperature; batter should brown not so fast you can’t keep up with them. Dip bananas in batter, drop into oil, don’t crowd the pan. Cook, turning once; with slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. Sift over powdered sugar to taste. Serve warm.