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.


  1. Love love love fried bananas. This sounds so goood!

  2. Wow, this looks amazing! The hot bananas with the cold ice cream sounds like a match made in heaven :)

  3. Thankyou for cooking from am glad you enjoyed this recipe.

  4. I love bananas, and I love things that are fried, so this sounds pretty much perfect. I have a small fryer on my wedding registry, so assuming we get it as a gift I am SO going to give this a try!

  5. I had your blog this month and had a hard time choosing! Finally selected the cream cheese chocolate chip cookies and added a twist. This banana dessert looks divine! Looking forward to making a few other items from your blog. Glad to be part of SRC with you!

  6. I love this. My mother and grandmother used to make banana fritters for my uncle only they chunked the bananas and tossed them with powdered sugar. They were a favorite breakfast when Unc was visiting. Great choice!

  7. These look amazing! Awesome pictures! I've never had banana fritters before so I'd love to try them!

  8. Bananas. Ice Cream. Fried Food = heaven in my book!

  9. Yum, yum, yum! These look amazing- definitely want to try making them!

  10. Oh, My! These look fantastic!! Nothing wrong with bananas and ice cream!!



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