Banana Fritters

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  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 firm bananas
  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)


  1. Combine 1 cup of the flour, the baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Gradually blend in water, beating with a whisk until smooth.
  2. Peel bananas. Cut each banana crosswise into 3 pieces, making a total of 12 pieces. Coat bananas lightly with remaining 1/2 cup flour.
  3. Heat oil in wok over medium high heat until oil reaches 375 degrees F.
  4. Dip banana pieces in batter, coating completely. Cook 4 to 6 banana pieces at a time in the oil until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain on absorbent paper.
  5. Serve with ice cream, if desired.

Makes about 4 servings.

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