A traditional Indonesian banana fritter recipe. These fritters are delicious.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or heavy bottomed pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder into a medium bowl.

  • In a separate bowl, mash together the bananas and sugar. Gradually mix flour mixture into mashed bananas, stirring until well combined.

  • Drop batter by spoonfuls into hot oil, and cook, turning once, until browned, 2 to 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

491.2 calories; 0.9 g protein; 14.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 27.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2006
I opted for this recipe rather than the others because it called for less ingredients and more bananas which makes them taste more like bananas and less doughy. I found that if the fritters were fried to just a golden brown they were a little soft so I let them fry a little longer to a medium brown. This made them crispier when they cooled down and they were just as tasty. Thanks for this great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/24/2006
I thought these were awful. My husband wouldn't even touch them. I scaled down my recipe to use 4 bananas and I'm not sure what went wrong but these were nothing more than fried blobs of mushy goopy mashed banana. I tried to cook a couple extra long but then they were just burned blobs of banana. I've made tons of fritters in the past and have never had any turn out like this. I'm really surprised since there were so many good reviews...they were nothing like traditional fritters. I might try this again but would hate to waste more time and ingredients...we were really looking forward to these but they were a big dissapointment. --- The only thing I can think of is that my bananas were too ripe?? I think I will try this with some barely ripe bananas and hopefully I can post a more positive review. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2006
I opted for this recipe rather than the others because it called for less ingredients and more bananas which makes them taste more like bananas and less doughy. I found that if the fritters were fried to just a golden brown they were a little soft so I let them fry a little longer to a medium brown. This made them crispier when they cooled down and they were just as tasty. Thanks for this great recipe! Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2006
This recipe is delicious! I added a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter before frying and it gave it a nice flavor. When frying I recommend only a medium flame so that the outside slowly browns while the inside has time to cook. The center should still be soft but not mushy. Also I like eating these with some powedered sugar sprinkled on top. Overall I recommend this recipe! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2007
My dad makes this all the time but he doesn't mash the bananas with sugar just slices them into the batter. They are great snacks to munch on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2006
Got left over bananas? This recipe is perfect for them! I had 4 left over bananas and hate throwing them away. I was looking for another way to use them without the usual banana bread. I'm not a big fan of frying because of all the grease but this recipe was WONDERFUL! Ok I found that I was out of Baking Powder and I added a few drops of vanilla extract and fried a little longer because I wanted them not as soggy. They came out wonderful! I added some powered sugar on the top to garnish also. It was a BIG hit at our house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2005
soooooooo good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2008
Super easy and all my friends asked for the recipe. My bananas were just starting to ripen (had little brown freckles) so I used brown sugar instead of white. The consistency was great and the brown sugar added extra sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2008
such a simple and tasty way to finish up your banana stash! you can add spices (nutmeg cinnamon etc) to slightly alter the taste each time. also i like to dip mine in sweetened condensed milk! yum: Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2006
This recipe was so easy & delicious. I added pecan chips & loved it. I made it for breakfast but would even recommend it as dessert served warm with vanilla ice cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2011
This was very good. I only had a couple of bananas but it still had a nice banana flavor. I tried to make a couple of them bigger but they were not done in the middle. I did make a light glaze to go over it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/24/2006
I thought these were awful. My husband wouldn't even touch them. I scaled down my recipe to use 4 bananas and I'm not sure what went wrong but these were nothing more than fried blobs of mushy goopy mashed banana. I tried to cook a couple extra long but then they were just burned blobs of banana. I've made tons of fritters in the past and have never had any turn out like this. I'm really surprised since there were so many good reviews...they were nothing like traditional fritters. I might try this again but would hate to waste more time and ingredients...we were really looking forward to these but they were a big dissapointment. --- The only thing I can think of is that my bananas were too ripe?? I think I will try this with some barely ripe bananas and hopefully I can post a more positive review. Read More
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