Sunday, August 18, 2013
SRC: Fried Banana Fritters a la Mode
It's Secret Recipe Club time once again! I haven't posted much the last little while with everything that's been going on in life, but now that things have slowed down and gotten back to normal I'm happy that this is my first post back. I was assigned the most awesome blog! Simply.Food is written by Nayna who lives in the UK. I had such a great time snooping through her recipes. They are fantastic! I scrolled through her blog for over an hour before I realized that everything is vegetarian. I don't think there is a higher compliment than that. I totally forgot there wasn't any meat anywhere. Coming from a T-Rex like me, all I can say is wow! I was stunned by the creativity and the mixes of spices used. I never thought vegetarian food could be so interesting and diverse. Nayna also has a ton of international recipes. Everything from French to Middle Eastern to South African. Her blog is a fantastic resource!
Now this blog also provided some challenges for me. A lot of the ingredients I needed for what I wanted to make weren't available to me unless I drove 45 minutes each way to the store or ordered from Amazon, so that limited me on what I could make. My other obstacle was my kitchen. I swear it's only 2 degrees cooler than Hades in there and I couldn't stand the thought of heating it up even more. Then I saw these golden little beauties and thought "Fried bananas, caramel and ice cream. What could be more perfect?" So Fried Banana Fritters a la Mode was born. And I was right, it was perfect. The bananas were hot and crunchy, the caramel sweet and gooey and the ice cream cool and creamy. It was the perfect snack on a hot day (we're talking 104°).
I am so excited to have another resource for our meatless meal nights and I can't wait to try some more of the recipes.
Fried Banana Fritters a la Mode
Serves about 6
3 sweet firm medium bananas (Do not use over ripe bananas)
1/2 cup + 2 Tbs. flour
1/4 cup Corn flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
water to make batter
oil for deep frying.
Icing sugar to sprinkle
Caramel ice cream topping
Vanilla ice cream
In a bowl add the flours and salt and gradually add the water to form a thick batter that coats the back of a spoon.(It should be fairly thick so that it coats the banana and doesn't drop off)
Peel and slice the bananas into two lengthwise .Cut each slice into two pieces and keep aside
Heat the oil and when it is hot, dip the banana pieces into the batter and drop them gently into the hot oil.
Deep fry the banana fritters on medium heat until golden brown , remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
Serve over ice cream and drizzle with caramel. Sprinkle some icing sugar over the bananas.