A versatile tropical treat that serves both as a sweet side dish or dessert. Chunks of firm bananas are dipped in batter, fried golden brown and served with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
4 firm bananas
Peanut or vegetable oil for frying
Powdered sugar for sprinkling
- Mix together the flour, sugar, egg and milk. Allow batter to rest for one hour, covered, at room temperature.
- Peel the bananas and slice each one in half lengthwise, then across into chunks about 3-inches long. Dip the banana pieces into the batter and fry in hot oil for a few minutes or until golden brown all over. Drain quickly on a wire rack or paper towel.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm.
Makes 4 servings.