Green Banana Fries

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I learned about this when I was in Kenya. I've never tasted better fries nor more nutritious fries. Potatoes aren't that common in Kenya but bananas and roots are. They taste as good as any fast food French fries and are healthier. Green bananas are the healthiest because they have all their vitamins where ripe ones lose most of them because they're too ripe. Green bananas do not have a strong banana flavor at all. It's very deceptive and very healthy. I couldn't stop eating them.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 small unripe (green) bananas

  • 1 quart oil for frying, or as needed

  • salt to taste

Directions

  1. Peel the bananas using a knife, as they are not ripe and will not peel like a yellow banana. Slice into long thin wedges or strings to make fries.

  2. Heat the oil in a heavy deep skillet over medium-high heat. If you have a deep-fryer, heat the oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place the banana fries into the hot oil, and fry until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oil, and drain on paper towels. Pat off the excess oil, and season with salt. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214 Calories
15g Fat
21g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 214
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 11mg 55%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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