Easy Peasy Banana Fritters Recipe

Delicious Banana Fritters with White Coffee – All my life, I’ve eaten Banana Fritters as a staple dessert snack…very quintessentially Malaysian! It’s sold all over the place in Malaysia, particularly between 2pm and 6pm daily. Banana Fritters is called Goreng Pisang in Malay. This popular Malaysian snack is sold at restaurants and posh eateries for the unsuspecting tourist served with ice-cream at an unbelievable price tag!

Actually, it’s most commonly sold at roadside stalls with other fried snacks like tubers fritters called Ubi Goreng. You can get a fairly large amount for only RM2.00! That’s about USD 0.54 and it can feed about 4 people too!

p/s If you’re traveling to Malaysia and want to experience this snack without paying touristy prices, get in touch with me and I’ll point you in the right direction.

Anyway, I’ve always thought that this snack was uniquely Malaysian and/or Asian but I found out to my amazement, its not! Banana Fritters and it’s variants are part of many other cuisines and available in most tropical countries in Africa and Jamaica where Bananas are found in abundance.

Here’s a simple Banana Fritters that only takes about 10 minutes to prepare…easy-peasy! Banana Fritters Recipe.

Ingredients

130g plain flour

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup water

about 10 small ripe Bananas, peeled and cut diagonally

1 egg yolk, optional-I prefer adding this to ensure the batter sticks better to the Bananas.

oil for frying.
Preparation

1. Combine flour, sugar, salt, water, and egg yolk (if using) in a small bowl and stir until a smooth batter forms. To reduce lumpiness, you can use a blender.

2. Heat oil in a wok over medium fire. Dip the sliced Banana one by one into the batter and drop into the hot oil.

3. Fry in batches until golden brown and crispy.

4. Drain on absorbent paper and serve with hot tea or coffee. Yum!

Variation

You can also sprinkle the freshly fried Bananas with cinnamon for a spicy taste.

Banana Split Recipe

Who does not enjoy a Banana Split Ice Cream once in awhile?

It’s a tradition that brings back such good memories from our childhood and how once a upon a time,we could eat a huge Banana Split Ice Cream all by ourselves and not gain a pound for our indulgence!History and Origins of Banana Split

Have you wondered about the origins of this interesting dessert?Here’s something I picked up while reading Wikipedia:

As history would have it, apparently, one David Evans Strickler, apprentice pharmacist in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, enjoyed inventing sundaes at the store’s soda fountain and is credited for inventing the banana-based triple ice cream sundae in 1904.

A year or so later, according to historians, a Boston ice cream entrepreneur created the same sundae, with one minor oddity — he served his banana splits with the bananas unpeeled until he discovered that ladies preferred them peeled! Duh!

In 1907, restaurant owner Ernest Hazard organized an employee contest to come up with a new ice cream dish. When none employees came up with any innovative ideas, he split a banana lengthwise, threw it into an elongated dish (called a boat) and created his own dessert.

The town commemorates the event each June with a Banana Split Festival.

Later, Walgreens was credited with spreading the popularity of the banana split.

The early drug stores in the Chicago area adopted the banana split as a signature dessert. Fountains in the stores proved to be drawing cards, attracting customers who might otherwise have been just as satisfied having their prescriptions filled at some other drug store in the neighborhood.

Here’s a recipe for the ever-popular ice cream snack and dessert.
Banana Split Recipe

Ingredients

2 large Bananas, peeled

ice cream of your choice preferably two different flavours

chocolate or strawberry sauce

chocolate rice

whipped cream

fresh strawberry, cut in half

seeds and nuts of your choice

Preparation

1. Arrange side-by-side one large scoop of ice cream each on an oblong-shaped glass serving plate.

2. Place a Banana each at side of the ice-cream scoops.

3. Sprinkle with the chocolate rice, seeds and nuts.

4. Squeeze some sauce in a zig-zag manner over the dessert.

5. Arrange the cut strawberry and it’s ready to eat!