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Fried Banana Fritters ("Pisang Goreng")

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This crunchy and sweet Malaysian street food favorite makes for a simple, sinful snack or decadent dessert, and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.


1/2 cup self-rising flour (brown rice flour, white rice flour, sorghum flour or millet)

1/4 cup corn flour

1 tbsp rice flour

Pinch of salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup ice water

1 1/2 tbsp canola oil for batter, plus 1 qt for deep frying

5-6 semi-ripe bananas, halved


Combine the flours, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Pour in water and combine into batter. Add in 1 1/2 tbsp of oil and mix. Coat banana halves in the batter.

Pour 1 quart of oil into a deep-fry pan, and fry bananas for 3 to 4 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Remove to drain on paper towels before serving.