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