Pisang Goreng (Indonesian Banana Fritters, adapted from Allrecipes.com)
- 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbl. granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbl. butter, melted
- 1 Tbl. rum
- 4 almost-ripe bananas, sliced
- Powdered sugar
Combine egg, milk, butter, and rum in a large bowl. Whisk until well-blended. Add flour and sugar, and whisk until incorporated. Fold sliced bananas into the batter.
Drop batter by tablespoon-full into 375-degree oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan. Deep-fry for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Remove to paper towels to drain. Dust with powdered sugar to serve.
These were so good! It's a good thing my deep fryer is a pain in the butt to clean, or else I would be using it much more frequently than is healthy for my waistline! It's amazing how little sugar the batter requires, yet these come out nice and sweet! It's important to use bananas that aren't quite ripe so that they are still a little firm and can hold their shape during the frying process. If the bananas are too ripe, they'll turn to mush! These would be good with cinnamon-sugar sprinkled on top, too!