The most popular Indonesian snacks in my version. Serve it hot and make extra. With this recipe, you always want more!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and vanilla powder. Make a well in the center, and pour in milk, egg, melted butter and rum flavoring. Mix until smooth. Fold in banana slices until evenly coated.

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  • Heat oil in a wok or deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Drop banana mixture by tablespoon into hot oil. Fry until golden brown and crispy, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove bananas from oil, and drain on paper towels. Serve hot.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

489 calories; protein 8.3g 17% DV; carbohydrates 73.2g 24% DV; fat 19.5g 30% DV; cholesterol 64.2mg 21% DV; sodium 73.2mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2004
hi I am indonesian--and pisang goreng is just the best. if you try to bake the bananas in the oven on a baking sheet (425 F) until they're crispy and use egg substitutes and reduced-calorie margarine (instead of butter) you'll cut down on a lot of fat. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2005
I made these just to try something different. They were pretty good although we could barely taste the rum flavoring. Also if I were to make them again I would use bananas that weren't quite so ripe - the fritters were a little too mushy for my liking. Thanks Unieng! Read More
(11)
40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2004
hi I am indonesian--and pisang goreng is just the best. if you try to bake the bananas in the oven on a baking sheet (425 F) until they're crispy and use egg substitutes and reduced-calorie margarine (instead of butter) you'll cut down on a lot of fat. Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2005
I'm an Indo girl too and I LOVE pisang goreng!! DO NOT use banana's that are too ripe they'll be soggy after you fry them. Adding the rum was something new to me...but it's delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2008
I've made this a few times and it has come out perfectly every time. Try dusting the bananas with powdered sugar for a nice presentation or drizzling with chocolate sauce. I add regular vanilla instead of powdered vanilla and often exclude the butter. If you want it to have a stronger rum taste add a little at the end. So easy and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2005
Really good!! I didn't have the vanilla powder or rum flavouring but added cinnamon instead. Everybody loved these! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2006
This is really good. Reminds me of home. You can also use cooking bananas (plaintain). Let them ripe first for 1 or 2 more weeks until their skins turned black. By then the taste will be sweet and the meat will be firm not mushy like the regular banana. Yumm.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2003
Loved this recipe...I was always craving these. If you like fried bananas from oriental resturants...you'll love these. Thanks!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2005
I made these just to try something different. They were pretty good although we could barely taste the rum flavoring. Also if I were to make them again I would use bananas that weren't quite so ripe - the fritters were a little too mushy for my liking. Thanks Unieng! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2004
I HAVE BEEN EATING PISANG GORENG MY ENTIRE LIFE THIS WAS EXCELLENT. MY PARENTS LOVED IT. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2005
Even with really ripe bananas it still turned out really good.:) Read More
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