Banana Fritters with a difference

Scrumptious West African Recipe

 Banana fritters, easy to make, and great to serve as a snack when you have visitors.  In West Africa they have changed the banana fritter recipe we're used to.  No sugar but rather savoury.  It still has a little sweet taste, but it also has a bite.  Once you've tried these banana fritters, you'll never be able to eat the old banana fritters again.


6-8 ripe bananas

4 garlic cloves

1 onion

3 chillies

pinch of salt

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

2 cups self-raising flour

cooking oil


  1. Slice the bananas and then mash them with a fork.
  2. Peel the garlic cloves and chop them finely and add to the mashed bananas.
  3. Peel onion, slice it finely and add to the mashed bananas.
  4. Cut open the green chillies, scrape out the seeds, rinse the chillies off to get rid of all the seeds, and chop them very finely and add to the mashed bananas.
  5. Add the salt, egg, milk and self-raising flour.  Mix all ingredients together, making sure that the batter is just the right consistency.  Not too thick and not runny.
  6. Heat the oil in a saucepan.
  7. Drop dollops of the batter into the hot oil.
  8. When you see little bubbles appearing in the fritter and the edges turning light brown, turn them over,
  9. When cooked, drain them and serve.
  10. Best eaten when warm.

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Comments 14 comments

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msorensson 6 years ago

Wow.. I have never thought of cooking bananas with the ingredients you mentioned...hmnn..maybe I should rethink cooking bananas...

Thank you.

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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Cindy, These look great, I'll have to try them. You really did a good job with the instructions and the pictures. Thanks.

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Candie V 6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

I'm dying here!!!! Dang it girl I'm outta bananas! I'm hub/reciping this for later!! Loves ya!

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Cindy, That recipe is different than any one I've seen before either but it looks interesting; definitely worth a try. Thanks.

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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

We generally have plenty of bananas in the house, and this looks yummy, yum. Will give it a try! Your photos are so helpful; makes it easier to visualize the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

It definitely makes a different and sounds great. Thanks.

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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Sounds good, and the contrast of flavors must be nice!

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cindyvine 6 years ago from Cape Town Author

Thanks for popping by fellow gourmet hubbers! This recipe I can definitely recommend!

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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

My dad used to make conch fritters but I never heard of banana fritters. This recipe looks delicious. I will definitely try them. I always cook with chilies and love garlic.

I always have very ripe bananas at home but I don't like them too ripe. Now I know what to do with them. Thanks

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cindyvine 6 years ago from Cape Town Author

2besure, please let me know if you enjoyed them!

MarianG 6 years ago

These sound so good! I'll have to try them! Thanks for the recipe!

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cindyvine 6 years ago from Cape Town Author

Marian they are delish!

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instantlyfamily 6 years ago

Wow, recipe sounds amazing and unique. I cannot wait to try it!

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cindyvine 6 years ago from Cape Town Author

It definitely has something addictive about it, Instantlyfamily!

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