I was invited to a fondue party and wanted to bring something different. I had remembered seeing something about banana wontons, but did not remember the specifics, so I decided on something simple, as I knew the oil fondue pot would also be used for meat and veggies. I love how the banana becomes almost custardy in consistency. They were a hit with both the adults and the kids at the party, some of whom popped the fried wontons into the chocolate fondue pot. Yield depends on the exact size of your bananas, of course.
- Slice the banana into slices about 1/2 inch thick. You want to have the wonton wrapper surround it completely, and if it's too thick a slice, it won't.
- Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Have a small bowl of water ready.
- Place the wonton wrapper on your work surface.
- Dip the banana into the cinnamon sugar and place in the center of the wrapper.
- Fold one corner over the banana slice. Moisten the next corner and fold it over the first corner, pressing gently. Repeat until all four corners are folded over.
- Repeat with remaining bananas and wontons. You might need more cinnamon sugar, depending on how generous you are, I used just a bit per slice.
- Heat oil in a saucepan or wok until medium hot, around 350 deg.
- Drop a few of the wontons inches They should cook in under a minute, and you might need to help it turn over onto the other side, once the first side is golden.
- Remove with a skimmer and drain on paper towels.
- If you are not further dipping these into a chocolate fondue, then you might want to sift a little powdered sugar over these.
- Note: lots of variations are possible - a dab of Nutella under the banana slice, some coconut flakes, a dash of nutmeg or cardamon in the sugar.