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    Banana Fritters a La Jacques Pepin

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    Manami's Note:

    This is from Sweet Simplicity: Jacques Pepin's Fruit Desserts. These are all he said it is and more! The batter becomes like a "tempura" batter because of the ice water. We added a large egg because it is included in the directions and not ingredients and it made sense. If there is anyone who can look it up for me, I would appreciate it. I copied the notes by hand, copy machine at library was broken, & I wasn't allowed to check the book out. We made these for the last night of Hanukah, there were a lot of over ripe bananas and went ahead and made the fritters. I had been saving this recipe for awhile - am glad I did.

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    1. 1
      Place flour, egg, and about 1/2 the water in a bowl.
    2. 2
      Mix with whisk for a few seconds, until the mix is smooth, and then whisk in the remaining water.
    3. 3
      To cook the fritters, take a large nonstick skillet and heat 1/3 cup of the oil to 400F(200C).
    4. 4
      Meanwhile, peel the bananas, and, holding them directly over the bowl containing the batter, cut them crosswise into 1/4" slices (let slices fall into batter).
    5. 5
      Make 3-4 fritters at a time - using about 1/3 cup batter for each pouring it into the hot oil.
    6. 6
      Spread mixture lightly as it hits the pan to create fritters about 3" in diameter.
    7. 7
      Cook for 3-4 minutes, turn, and cook for 3-4 minutes on other side, until lightly golden brown.
    8. 8
      Remove fritters with slotted spoon and place them on wire rack to drain.
    9. 9
      Continue to make fritters, adding oil as needed, until all batter has been used.
    10. 10
      Sprinkle the drained fritters generously with sugar and serve as soon as possible.

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    • on June 15, 2007


      I had an overripe banana so decided I'd try this out-- as I LOVE J. Pepin. He's my favorite chef, by far! Unfortunately these fritters came out waaaaay too greasy. I followed the recipe exactly and fried in hot oil, both batches were too oily to eat. They were gorgeous though and crispy, just sooo oily :(

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    Nutritional Facts for Banana Fritters a La Jacques Pepin

    Serving Size: 1 (241 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 702.8
    Calories from Fat 505
    Total Fat 56.1 g
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    Cholesterol 52.8 mg
    Sodium 88.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 48.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 24.0 g
    Protein 4.6 g

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