Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Little Monkey's Banana Fritters

These bite-sized little doughnuts are as simple to make as they are delightful to eat!  I like them even better than apple fritters because they're naturally sweeter.  The banana cooks quickly too!

2 medium-sized bananas, ripe but firm, peeled and chopped into nickle-sized chunks
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
3 cups vegetable oil for frying
confectioners' sugar, to sprinkle
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

In a deep saucepan or deep-fryer, heat oil.  Combine all of the above ingredients, except the oil, sugar and cinnamon.

When oil is hot, drop batter by large tablespoons (try to include at least banana chunk in each tablespoon) into the saucepan (fryer), a few at at time (the more you try to cook at a time, the longer they may take to cook).  When the fritters float to the surface, turn and continue cooking until they are golden-brown (about two - three minutes).

Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towel, and sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar mixture (I like to mix the cinnamon and sugar in a sifter).

Plate, and watch the monkeys go WILD!

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