fried bananas

from epicurious

haven't tried them yet, but i'm itching to ...

  • Peanut oil for frying
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • 4 ripe bananas, sliced diagonally into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Heat 3 inches of oil in a heavy saucepan or deep fryer to 375 degrees. Mix the eggs, milk, brown sugar, flour, and baking soda together in a medium-sized bowl. Add the banana slices a few at a time, coating them well with the batter. With a long slotted spoon remove the banana slices a few at a time and place them into the oil. Fry the bananas for 2 to 3 minutes, until lightly browned, turning them once. Drain them on paper towels and transfer them to a serving platter. Repeat the process until all of the bananas have been fried. Sprinkle them with the confectioners' sugar and serve warm. Makes 4 servings.

~   The Welcome Table: African-American Heritage Cooking ( 1994)