Pan-Fried Bananas (Pisang Goreng)
If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe for banana fritters, you have come to the right place. Because let’s face it, there are plenty of possible variations!
This simple recipe for banana fritters will help you make a batter which will protect your bananas during cooking to give you a delicious crispy outside and a hot and gooey banana inside. Wonderful.
Fried Bananas across the Globe
This simple but tasty dish is enjoyed in many countries across the World, and in many Asian countries, it is known as Pisang Goreng (which means fried banana in Indonesian). In the Netherlands, this dish is often part of a ‘Rijsttafel‘, which is a mix of Indonesian dishes stemming from the old Dutch colony.
In Asia and other countries quite often cooking bananas (plantains) will be used to make this dish. This may take a little bit longer cooking time than using normal Cavendish bananas (as I have used here).
In India, you may come across ‘Pazham Pori’ which is also a fried banana dish. In Brazil, you have ‘Banana Frita’ which are also deep-fried plantains which may be served with your rice and beans.
Everyone has their own variations: some recipes use breadcrumbs, some use batter, some use nothing! Some sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, others with nutmeg and some with powdered sugar.
In some places, vegetable oil is used to fry, in others coconut oil or ghee. Some cut the bananas in the middle, others cut them lengthways and some cut them into banana chips.
Some even fry them twice. Try them all!
This recipe is quick and easy and uses normal ripe (ready to eat) Cavendish bananas with a simple crispy batter, and I leave the sweet sprinkle choice up to you.
Make sure you use ripe bananas when making this dish.
How to eat banana fritters
These delicious snacks can be eaten any way you want: as a starter, an appetizer, a side dish, a snack or perhaps commonly as a dessert. We love eating them as a dessert as they are so easy to make and if you like bananas, then this has got to be one of the best ways to eat them!
Serve them up warm with some vanilla ice cream. What could be better?!
I hope you enjoy trying this recipe. If you do, please let me know how you get on in the comments section below.
Recipe for Banana Fritters