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SOUTH AFRICAN BANANA FRITTERS

This very easy recipe makes really delicious Banana Fritters it is well worth the little time taken to make them.

Ingredients

1½ cups all-purpose flour
4 or 5 medium-sized ripe bananas
3 eggs
1 cup milk
6 Tbsp sugar
vegetable oil, as needed for deep-frying
confectioners' sugar


To Make the Banana Fritters

Stir the flour and sugar together, in a deep mixing bowl.

Beat in the eggs one at a time with a wire whisk.

Whisking constantly, add the milk approximately 1/3 cup at a time.

Continue to beat until the batter is smooth and elastic enough to stretch like a ribbon from the beater when the beater is lifted out of the bowl.

Peel the bananas, chop or slice them coarsely, and place them in a shallow bowl.

Mash the bananas to a smooth purée, using the tines of a table fork.

Stir the purée into the batter and allow the mixture to rest at room temperature for approximately 30 minutes before frying.

Pour oil into a deep fryer or large, heavy saucepan to a depth of 2-3 ". Heat the oil until it shimmers with the heat.

For each fritter, ladle approximately ¼ cup of the banana batter into the hot oil. Deep-fry 2 or 3 banana fritters at a time, taking care to leave enough space between them to allow them to spread into 4 " rounds or oblongs.

Turning once or twice with a slotted spoon, fry for approximately 3 minutes or until the fritters are a rich golden colour on all sides.

As they brown, transfer the banana fritters to paper towels and allow them to drain.

While the fritters are still warm, sprinkle lightly with confectioners' sugar and serve immediately.

These Banana Fritters are delicious as a breakfast treat and are a great way to start the day.

This BANANA FRITTERS Recipe is a South African Recipe taken from the recipes contained in the AFRI CHEF African Recipes Cookbook, which contains a number of traditional African Banana recipes.

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