What a lazy Saturday morning. Woke up late, went out to have breakfast with family. Son couldn't eat well since he suffered from throat ulcers and he moaned about being hungry but couldn't eat a thing. Then he was invited to a friend's birthday lunch. Although he went, he couldn't enjoy the food - pizza! That's his favorite. Since he wasn't eating lunch at home and neither do we want any lunch as we had late brunch, I decided to make some Fried Banana Fritters. Anyway, all this happened last weekend and he's better now.
Banana Fritters is very popular here. You can get this from any road side stalls usually manned by local Malays. It's made of mashed bananas, flour and sugar. However, not all types of bananas are suitable to make these fritters. The best kind will be the Pisang Rajah, Pisang Emas and Pisang Berangan. The ripe ones make the best fritters as they are naturally sweet and therefore you may not need to add too much sugar.
I don't know the scientific or English names for these species of bananas but here are the photos of each types which I found in the internet. Maybe you will know what it's called in your home ground.
'Rajah' 'Emas' 'Berangan'
Here's my Fried Banana Fritters. In this recipe, I used 'Berangan' species although I would prefer the 'Rajah' type. It's best eaten hot with a cup of tea. A great tea-time snack to serve your visitors. Lovely!
1 comb of bananas (mashed the bananas into lumps)
self raising flour (1 1/2 cups but add more if needed)
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups water (add more if needed)
sugar to taste
Method: Add all ingredients together. Place spoonfuls of batter into hot oil and deep fry till golden brown. Drain on paper towels, serve.
(Note: Batter should not be too runny or too thick. It should be able to hold together without being too 'drippy' when you scoop with a spoon.)
This is not only easy to prepare but cheap as well and perfect snack for all.