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Fried bananas, also known as “Pisang Goreng” in Indonesian cuisine, are a delightful treat enjoyed by people around the world.

This simple yet exquisite dessert combines the natural sweetness of ripe bananas with a crisp and golden exterior.

The contrast between the tender interior and the crunchy coating creates a sensational culinary experience.

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To create this delectable dessert, gather the following ingredients.

  • Ripe bananas (2-3)
  • All-purpose flour (1/2 cup)
  • Cornstarch (2 tablespoons)
  • Baking powder (1 teaspoon)
  • Salt (a pinch)
  • Cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon, optional)
  • Milk (1/2 cup)
  • Granulated sugar (2 tablespoons)
  • Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon)
  • Cooking oil (for frying)
  • Powdered sugar (for dusting)

Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions

1: Prepare the Bananas

Peel the ripe bananas and cut them into halves or slices, as desired.

2: Prepare the Batter

In a bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon (if using).

In another bowl, mix the milk, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined.

3: Combine and Coat

Dip each banana slice into the batter, ensuring an even coating. Let any excess batter drip off.

4: Heat the Oil

In a deep pan, heat cooking oil over medium heat.

To check if the oil is ready, drop a small amount of batter into the oil, if it sizzles and rises to the surface, the oil is hot enough for frying.

5: Fry the Bananas

Gently place the coated banana slices into the hot oil. Fry them until they turn golden brown and crispy, usually for about 2-3 minutes per side.

6: Drain and Dust

Once fried, use a slotted spoon to remove the banana slices from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels.

Allow them to drain excess oil. Dust the fried bananas with powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.

Tips for the Perfect Fried Bananas

  • Use ripe bananas with yellow skins and a few brown speckles for the best flavor and sweetness.
  • Adjust the batter consistency by adding more milk for a thinner coating and a lighter crunch, or less milk for a thicker, crispier coating.
  • Experiment with different toppings such as chocolate sauce, caramel drizzle, or chopped nuts.

Serving Suggestions

Serve your crispy fried bananas as a delightful standalone dessert or get creative with these serving ideas.

Ice Cream Companionship

Pair your fried bananas with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a warm-and-cold contrast.

Top of the Pancake

Place fried bananas atop a stack of fluffy pancakes for an indulgent breakfast.

Sweet Sandwich

Create a sweet sandwich by placing fried bananas between slices of buttered toast.

Indulging in a plate of homemade fried bananas is an experience that’s both comforting and satisfying.

With its crispy exterior, soft interior and delightful sweetness, this dessert has captured the hearts of dessert enthusiasts worldwide.

Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with various accompaniments, fried bananas are a timeless treat that brings joy to every bite.

So, why wait? Head to your kitchen and create a batch of these delectable delights today!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use plantains for this recipe?

Absolutely! Plantains can be a delicious alternative, offering a slightly different flavor and texture.

Do I need a deep fryer to make fried bananas?

While a deep fryer can be convenient, you can achieve excellent results using a deep pan with sufficient oil.

How do I store leftover fried bananas?

Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, use an oven or toaster oven to help maintain their crispiness.

Can I use gluten-free flour for the batter?

Yes, you can substitute gluten-free flour to make this recipe suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.

What is the best type of banana to use?

Ripe bananas with a firm texture and sweet aroma are ideal for frying.