Ama's Easy, Delicious Fried Banana Recipe - Version 1
Fried Banana Recipe with Mixed Flours
Fried bananas are probably one of the easiest and fun desserts to make. Also known as pisang goreng to Malaysians, Singaporeans and Indonesians, it’s probably the most commonly eaten dessert here. You’ll find hawkers selling fried bananas on almost every busy street corner (I likened it to hot-dog stands in the US).
Here, you’ll find the best variations to delicious fried banana recipe. The first is based on Ama’s traditional recipe, using a combination of rice and plain flour. The second is based on Aunt Ching’s secret recipe, using cake flour and egg. Both batter variations are really good - it really depends on which batter texture you prefer.
Ama’s rice and corn flour batter gives a extra crispy, light texture to the fried bananas, whilst the cake flour batter gives a well-covered, crunchy texture to the fried bananas. To fry bananas, you can use almost any type of bananas, as long as they are ripe and not soft.
There are many ways to enjoy this heavenly tropical dessert. You can the fried bananas on their own, drizzle them with honey followed by some chopped nuts or sesame seeds, or serve them with ice-cream (vanilla and coconut ice-cream taste best).
Ama's Fried Banana Recipe with Mixed Flours (Version 1)
Servings: 10 halved fried bananas
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
The custard powder gives a nice aroma and light yellow tinge to the batter. You can replace the rice flour with all-purpose flour, but the rice flour adds a crispness that will be missing.
5 medium-sized ripe bananas, halved
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons rice flour
1 tablespoon custard powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 1/4 cup water, or just enough
Oil for deep frying
1. Combine various flours, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
2. Add in water and combine into batter.
3. Heat oil in pan or wok over medium flame.
4. Coat bananas in batter, and deep-fry in hot oil for 3-4 minutes, or until bananas are golden brown.
5. Drain on paper towels.
More Banana Fritters & Banana Chips Recipes
Easy Glazed Bananas
Aunt Ching's Scrumptious Fried Bananas (Version 2)
Old-Fashioned Banana Fritters
Savoury Banana Chips
Sweet Banana Chips Delight
Deep Fried Banana Popiah
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