Banana Fritters

Total time 25 Min

5/5
This recipe is a great way to use overripe bananas and, when I was young, Banana Fritters was the first Jamaican recipe I learned how to make. 

I can’t even recall when my mother taught me how to make them. What I do remember though, is almost burning down the house when I was making some one day after school! I must’ve been about 13 or 14 years old. I was craving some banana fritters and decided to make a batch while I waited for everyone else to get home. The problem was I was watching TV at the same time, in another room!

When I finally turned my head to go back to the kitchen I saw smoke billowing out of the door! Inside I found a blackened frying pan with a flickering flame on the handle, and a large black “swoosh” of soot that went from the backsplash behind the stove to the middle of the ceiling above. The kitchen had to be re-wallpapered. And, of course, I was forbidden to make more than toast when no one was at home. – Angela

Banana Fritters Recipe

Cook Like A Jamaican
This recipe is a great way to use overripe bananas and, when I was young, Banana Fritters was the first Jamaican recipe I learned how to make. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1⅔ (600 mL) cup mashed overripe Bananas (about 3-5 medium bananas)
  • 2-3 Tbsps (30 mL) Brown Sugar
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Vanilla extract
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose Flour
  • 4 to 5 Tbsps Cooking Oil
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) granulated Sugar

Instructions
 

  • In mixing bowl mix mashed bananas with sugar and spices
  • Stir in flour to make a batter.
  • Heat cooking oil on Medium-High heat and in batches, using a large spoon, spoon batter into pan to form round fritters.
  • Fry fritters until crisp and brown on both sides; you may have to add more cooking oil. When you press them if no batter oozes out they’re done.
  • Remove fritters from pan and place on paper towel.
  • Cooking tip: The riper the bananas the more you’ll need to use to reach the measurement

Notes

Sprinkle with sugar and eat warm; they’re also delicious cooled!
 
 
 
Keyword banana, fritter

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 28, 2024

Lovely recipe! Was so delicious and very moist, would make again

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