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Banana Fritters Recipe
A recipe you can prepare in a Dutch, Toaster/Mini or Regular Oven
How to Make Banana Fritters Recipe
This quick, economical and easy banana fritters recipe from Jamaican/Caribbean origins is very handy when you want to use up these overripe fruits in a way that everyone will love.
If you have a dutch oven, you could fry them in it on the stove top, and without changing the cooking vessel, transfer the fritters straight to your Regular or Toaster/Mini Oven to finish cooking them. If you don't yet have a dutch pot, just use a frying pan and then a heat-resistant dish.
These fitters are versatile - eat them for breakfast, as a snack or as a dessert. You can also serve them with savoury foods, or just with bread.
- 1.5 cups (one and a half) Self Raising Flour
- large pinch of nutmeg, allspice and/or cinnamon
- 3 overripe bananas
- approx 0.5 (half) a cup milk, NB if using the optional egg use 0.25 (a quarter) cup of milk
- half a cup brown sugar
- oil for shallow frying
- optional - 1 egg
- optional 0.75 cup (three quarters of a cup) sultanas
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Banana Fritters - so versatile!
* Preheat your Regular or Toaster/Mini Oven to Gas Mark 6, 200C
NB: Small stoves are more economical to run than their larger counterparts.
Dutch Ovens can be great for Stove Top, Oven or Camp Fire Cooking.
Very economical to run
- To make the batter, place the flour, spices and sugar in a bowl and mix well. If using EGG, beat the egg and add it to the ingredients in the bowl and mix.
- Add the MILK gradually, mixing between additions to achieve a smooth batter mixture.
- Mash the overripe bananas with a fork and add to the batter mixture. Stir well.
- If using the optional sultanas, add them to the batter mixture and stir.
- In a non-stick frying pan or dutch oven pot, heat enough oil to adequately cover the base to shallow fry.
- With the oil in the frying pan over a medium heat, add a spoonful of batter to the hot oil. Repeat until pan is full.
- After a few minutes, check to see if fritters are brown on the underside and turn over to brown the other side.
- Once each fritter is brown on both sides, remove it from frying pan and place in an ovenproof plate OR place in the up-turned lid of your dutch oven for the the time being.
- Repeat numbers 6, 7 and 8 until all fritter batter has been used up, adding more oil to the pan as necessary throughout.
- When all the browned fritters are in the heat-resistant dish, COVER them with foil (to prevent further browning) OR place the fritters back in the dutch oven and COVER with the lid
- Now place the oven-resistant dish or dutch pot in the preheated Regular or Toaster/Mini Oven, gas mark 6, for approx 20 minutes to ensure fritters are cooked through.
- Eat and Enjoy - for serving suggestions see below.
Banana Fritters Recipe - Serving Suggestions/Variations
These fritters are "yummylicious"served hot but can also be served cold, such as in a banana fritter sandwich. They can be enjoyed just on their own but alternative ideas include:
- dust with icing sugar
- serve with cream, custard or ice cream as a dessert
- drizzle with honey, toffee sauce or chocolate sauce and sticks of buttered toast
- sandwich fritters between buttered crackers
- serve on wholewheat toast with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon
FOR MORE IDEAS ON HOW YOU CAN USE THESE OVERRIPE FRUITS, DO SEE BELOW
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Here are a few simple but scrumptious ideas for eating ripe bananas which you may wish to try, rather than simply peeling a ripe banana and eating it just as it comes.
Bananas on Toast –
simply toast and butter your favourite bread and place sliced of the fruit on top. For an added twist sprinkle with a little cinnamon, nutmeg or mixed spice. A great alternative breakfast or snack.
Banana Sandwich –
Slice the fruit and spread on buttered bread, adding a sprinkling of spices if liked. Add a sprinkling of lemon juice if you are concerned about this fruit changing colour should you want to pack these in a lunchbox to eat later etc.
Banana Porridge –
Add a mashed banana, a small dollop of honey (or a little sugar) and a pinch of nutmeg to porridge (or Weetabix, Ready Brek or similar). Tip: Older babies and toddlers tend to love this variation on traditional porridge etc)
Looking for a delicious cake topping or filler - then try Ginger Butter Cream Icing - an unusual and tasty variation on butter icing
You won't be disappointed.
© 2014 Esther Strong