The Very Best Technique for Making Great Fried Banana Fritters and How To Make The Batter for This Asian Style Dish.

Banana Fritters to Die For.

Amazing Fried Banana Fritters: A taste to die for. The Very Best Technique for Making Great Fried Banana Fritters and How To Make The Batter for This Asian Style Dish; is a recipe style that was extensively used in Southeast Asia, but has now made its way to us and the menus of some of the Top Restaurants in the west, as a result of the welcome spread of Asian culture and cooking styles to the previously traditional West.

As world cultures blend, so to does the food and a whole raft of composite recipes. This is one that was introduced to me in it's original state, by friends from Vietnam. There are many variations to this throughout Laos, Cambodia and Thailand; my favorite is this recipe. I know you will love this as much as I do.

This is so easy to make and so tasty that it will become a favorite and you will become an expert in making. Consider that, after you have made and enjoyed this yummy East meets West Recipe. And if you find this recipe on a menu near you; well they probably copied it right here. Enjoy.

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Banana Fritter Ingredients:

2 Eggs

1 Cup of Castor Sugar

3 Cups of Cornflour

½ Cup of White Sesame Seeds

½ Teaspoon of Chinese Five Spice

½ Teaspoon of Ground Aniseed Powder

2 Cups of Water

4 Large Bananas (Or one per person).

400ml Vegetable Oil (Not Canola Oil)

Icing Sugar (For dusting).

Vanilla or French Vanilla Ice Cream

Preparation:

In a glass bowl break the 2 Eggs and lightly beat them with a fork until nicely mixed.

While beating the eggs, fold in the Castor Sugar, Sesame Seeds, Five Spices and Ground Aniseed Powder until they are completely mixed within the batter.


In a separate bowl pour in the Cornflour and while stirring this, add the water one cup at a time, mixing all the time into the Cornflour until you gain a smooth consistency with no lumps. Note: That you may not need to use all the water. Use only enough to gain that liquid consistency.


Now add the Cornflour mix into the egg batter, folding it gently into the batter until the batter has that same smooth consistency. Now you have your Banana Fritter Batter, so chill it uncovered in the refrigerator for up to an hour prior to cooking the fritters.

Note: If you don’t have the time to wait for the batter to chill; that is okay, but the best results come from using chilled batter.


Prepare the bananas by peeling them and cutting into diagonal bite size slices. Using a fork, submerge the banana slices into the chilled batter and ensure that they are well coated.


Ready to start cooking:

Heat your Wok to a Medium-High heat adding the Vegetable Oil which must not be so hot that it smokes. Once the desired (sizzle) heat is reached, you are ready to make this memorable dish.

Using a fork or tongs take the battered slices from the batter, cooking them separately or one by one in the wok. They are ready as soon as they are golden in color. Place them on a warm plate covered with greaseproof paper which should absorb any excess oil. Keep this in a warm oven to maintain heat prior to serving. Also warm the serving plates in the oven as well, so that you do not commit the ultimate sin of plating hot food onto a cold plate. Work fast to ensure that your Fried Banana Fritters are all of equal serving temperature.

Serve on a flat plate

Arrange 4 – 6 Banana Fritters on them.

On top of the Fritters place a dollop (or two) of Ice Cream, so that it will melt evenly over the Fritters. Now with a sieve; dust the Banana Fritters with Icing Sugar. Serve and Enjoy.

Variations:

You can change this recipe almost anyway that you wish and it will remain great. Changing the Ice Cream flavor, or substituting it for straight or whipped cream will still taste perfect. You can also dust the Fritters with a little Cinamon, but keep in mind that it is also within the five spice mix. The Aniseed Powder enhances the spice mix, but the dish is still great without it, if you have difficulty finding that spice. Or you could try replacing Aniseed with Vanilla. It all works.

The Spicy Aroma is Devine.

Fried Banana Fritters: Southeast Asian Style:

I hope you have enjoyed this simple dish. This is the very best technique for making great fried banana fritters; and how to make this Southeast Asian Style Dish. I have an idea that you will soon know this recipe in your sleep and wake up thinking about making them. The reference to Aniseed Powder is a reference to: Ground Star Anise.

Enjoy this recipe and it's variations. Thanks for reading my works.

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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

I love banana fritters. These are good ! cheers !! :)


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi T, thanks for reading this. Yes.. this is a really really nice way to treat the bananas and your guests. Take care.


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jim10 6 years ago from ma

Oh I love banana fritters too. I used to make a similar recipe but this seems a lot more refined. I never heard of castor sugar and I always used wheat flour, milk instead of water and no additional spices. I will definitely give this a try soon.


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SomewayOuttaHere 6 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

mmmmmmm....sounds good! I've never had them before; guess I'll have to try the recipe!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Jim, thanks for reading this recipe. What you have described is very interesting as it probably represents the 'standard' 70's western technique of making banana fritters. I guess you also had the bananas either whole or split in that batter?

This is very different... especially given the aroma that is created from heating the spices and in texture, given the nuttiness of sesame seeds. When you first cut into these Banana Fritters.. you will know from the amazing smell that is released. Enjoy.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi SomewayOuttaHere, Thanks for taking the time to check out this recipe. Sorry that they weren't already made and the aroma filling the room like a fresh coffee. You must try these Southeast Asian Style Banana Fritters.. they really are yummy. You won't be disappointed with this dish. Bon appetite.


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

OMG, there are fabulous...fattening but fabulous. Can't wait to make them....as soon as I move(August) and get into my new kitchen....Thanks, Pd


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Alex, thanks for checking this recipe out. You will really enjoy these Banana Fritters. I think you'll find these are a perfect treat for your guests. You and a new kitchen huh, I'm sure you will have a lot of fun. Let me know what you think of these then. Be Well and Take care.


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travelespresso 6 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.

Yummmm PD. These Banana Fritters sound absolutely wonderful. I can feel the kgs piling on just reading about them! Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi TE, Thanks for reading this special recipe. No these Banana Fritters aren't fattening... it is the moorish habit that they create that might be held responsible. I'm surprised you haven't come across this in Viet Nam, that's where this recipe originated from. Enjoy them and don't worry about the cals.. Take care.


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

This is bookmarked! Fantastic! Thanks PD!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Candie, thanks for reading this excellent recipe. You will really enjoy these Banana Fitters Candie and they smell so good! Take care.


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BennyTheWriter 6 years ago from Northeastern U.S.A.

Oh yeah, I've gotta try this one out. I love bananas anyway, so this is a great little recipe for me to try.

I'm trying to learn simple-yet-unique hors d'oeuvres for small parties and gatherings. This is another good one, thanks : )


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi there Benny, Thanks for reading this.. good spotting on your part. These Banana Fritters are supurb and will win you many compliments, especially when your guests first cut into the fritter and release the spicy aroma. Take Care and Enjoy!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

I hope I can try these soon. Thanks!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Micky Dee, thanks for taking the time to read this work. I hope you try these mate.. they are awesome Banana Fritters.... very moorish. Take care.


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Peace2009 6 years ago from New Zealand

These are great snack for watching movies with - Love them a lot


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Peace, thanks for reading this work, but are you sure that you would use them for watching movies with? They are really nice and you can make lots of different variations to them. Cheers, good luck with catching the ingredients mate. Take care.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

love this hub of yours, of course I love bananas and your recipe and a man who has recipes, Thank you PD, Maita


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Maita, These are great and yep you will love them, they are different than the fried banana dish from your homeland. I have many, many recipes Maita lol... I will tempt everyone with them gradually... you will like the next two that I'm doing atm. Thanks for reading this and your yum comments... Be well and Take Care.


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MMMoney 6 years ago from Where U Can Make More Money

i love this recipe thanks


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi MMMoney, thanks for reading this recipe... it's a good one.. I'm sure you will enjoy. Take Care


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Eaglekiwi 5 years ago from -Oceania

I know this is an oldie now,but caught my eye all the same.

Yummy ,eat ya heart out Jenny Craig.

P.S Edit(sp) Cornflower in recipe, pretty sure its Cornflour. Cheers bro.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Eaglekiwi, thanks for reading this and for pointing that out to me.. I can't believe that I didn't pick up on that before! I hope that no one has actually used dried corn flowers... OMG.. they would stick in their teeth! You will love this now revised recipe.. Take care mate.


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Eaglekiwi 5 years ago from -Oceania

Bookmarked and good to go!

I dunno,come Thanksgiving they decorate a lot with Cornflowers etc,and nothing surprises me anymore,lol.

Btw. left a comment for you on Website Examiners Eaglekiwi Review too.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi mate... Hahaha.. stupido me.. a bit like running a 3 - legged race tied to a tree! Really appreciate that and now Cornflour rules, as it should. Cheers EK Take care.


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philipandrews188 5 years ago

I love this one. Also this Banana Fritter Ingredients.

I wanted to make this... ( HURRY)


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oliversmum 4 years ago from australia

pearldiver Hi. My goodness this recipe looks wonderful, can almost taste them with ice cream and caramel sauce.

Will be trying your recipe for sure over Christmas.

Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Voted up and awesome. Merry Christmas.:):)


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Philip, I guess by now you have enjoyed this recipe. I hope that you managed to put it together ok? Cheers.. Enjoy.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Oliversmum, good on you for sniffing out this recipe! It is a beauty and there are a few variations that you can add. You'll see... you enjoy huh? All the best or Christmas and try not to make these fritters every day :) Take care.


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LetitiaFT 4 years ago from Paris via California

This is one I'll be sure to try!


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Letitia, thanks for reading this.. I'm sure you will really enjoy this recipe.. cheers take care.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Yummy! I love banana fritters, my comfort food. Thanks for Sharing. Voted up and shared.


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Imogen French 4 years ago from Southwest England

these sound delicious - I have never made them with this sort of batter before, but I think I will be trying this.

thanks for the recipe


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Thelma, thanks for reading this and sharing it.. this recipe is a bit different than most, but believe me, you will really love the outcome when you try it... Cheers.. take care - and Enjoy!


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Imogen, thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this awesome recipe. The batter is very 'light' and really suits the delicate taste of banana... you will love the outcome here... and this is quite a simple mix to make... cheers.. Enjoy.

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