- Yield : 2-4 plates
- Servings : 4 single portions
- Prep Time : 50m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 60m
Banana fritters in the shape of balls dusted with caster sugar and coated with sesame seeds for additional crunch make a simple but tasty dessert. Add a dollop of cream or vanilla ice cream on the side and serve them hot.
- 125g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 75g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
- 35g dessicated coconut
- Finely grated zest of 1 lime
- 2 over ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
- halk a teaspoon of salt
- 3 cardamom pods, seeds crushed
Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar, coconut, lime zest crushed cardamom and salt. Stir the mashed bananas into the dry ingredients, mixing until well combined. Cover the batter with cling film and chill for 25 minutes.
Fill a large saucepan one-third full of oil and heat to 180c, or until a cube of bread dropped in the oil sizzles and turned golden in 30 seconds.
Wet your hands and make golf ball sized balls of the batter and drop into the hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. If you want to coat the balls with Sesame seeds then spread the Sesame seeds on a plate and roll the balls in them before dropping in the hot oil.
Lift out with a slotted spoon, drain on kitchen paper, and repeat with the rest of the mixture. Serve hot, sprinkled with a little sugar.
Gordon’s Ultimate Home Cooking
1. You can skip the Sesame seeds as they are not part of the original recipe.
2. Serve with vanilla ice cream on the side.
3. You have to use over ripe bananas else the dough is too hard. You can try adding more water in this case but it does not always work.