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Candied Banana Fritters

A delicious Chinese dessert!



  • 5 bananas
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 7 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sesame seeds or black sesame seeds


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons cold water (or enough water to make a thin batter)
  • 6 cups oil for deep-frying (or less if desired)


  1. Mix together the sugar and water. Set aside.
  2. Beat the egg in a bowl. Add the cornstarch, flour, and water, and blend well.
  3. Cut a banana on the diagonal into 5 pieces. Sprinkle some added flour onto it and coat the pieces in the flour batter using your fingers. Repeat for each banana.
  4. Heat wok and add oil for deep-frying. When oil is hot, drop the bananas into the hot oil and add a few pieces at a time, turning them once, until they are golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  5. Heat frying pan and add 1 tablespoon of oil. Quickly re-stir the sugar and water mixture, and add to the frying pan. Stir the mixture on low heat until the sugar dissolves and turns into a syrup. Turn off the heat and add the bananas. Mix carefully and serve immediately. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the bananas just before serving.