Fried Bananas

Total Time
1hr 30mins
1 hr 15 mins
15 mins

Just as South and Central American countries have their fried plantains, the Vietnamese have fried bananas, usually sold on the streets by women in front of their houses. The firmer the bananas, the better.

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  1. Mix together the flour, sugar, egg, milk and salt to make a smooth, paste-like batter.
  2. Leave to rest for one hour.
  3. Peel the bananas and slice each one in half lengthwise, then across into chunks about three inches long.
  4. Dip the banana pieces into the batter and shallow fry in hot oil for a few minutes or until golden brown all over.
  5. Drain quickly on a wire rack or paper towel, and serve warm.
  6. If you like, serve them with real maple syrup, powdered sugar, or honey, for extra sweetness.