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Friday, April 13, 2012

Goreng Kodok (Fried Banana Fritters)

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!





 You can see the yellow bits, is the banana.  The more bananas you use, the tastier the fritters will be.

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.

14 comments:

  1. i love banana fritters aka cekodok pisang aka jemput2 pisang too... i usually use pisang raja or pisang abu coz the ripe ones are really sweet and yet they are not too mushy like pisang emas...

    ** manna mania :)))

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  2. Wow ! that looks good ! we eat that here with Vanilla ice cream ! =)

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  3. n Italia non ci arrivano tutte queste specie di banane. Ma sono talmente ghiotte le tue frittelle che quasi quasi proverei con quelle nostrane mature!! Buon week end!

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  4. Whenever I can get pisang raja, I will make this because it is my Quay Lo's favorite. He never get tired of this dessert:D Yours look so delicious.

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  5. Certainly brings back happy childhood memories when mom used to make this with some kopi-O or teh-O! Yummy-li-cious!!

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  6. delicious inviting fritters.
    maha

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  7. these fritters must be tasty!

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  8. Banana Fritters, oh my! They sure look good enough to eat right through the computer screen!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  9. That's a nice healthy way to start the morning with...looks delicious!

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  10. Wow, this looks delicious, perfect sweet treat with tea. Nice!

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  11. so long didn't make this!!! aiyoh best la. simple & good!!

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  12. thank you for sharing cos i never know how to make goreng pisang!

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  13. super love the 2nd last pic!
    Makes me drool.

    Hi, can I have ur email?
    wendyinkk[@]yahoo.com

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  14. Gosh! I miss these so much! Just came from my M'sia trip last week & happened to visit the lovely Malacca! I always fond of Malacca with it's Nyonya heritage! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! :)

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