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    Thai Fried Bananas

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    NcMysteryShopper's Note:

    This is one of my favorite recipes. I have it every time I go to a Thai restaurant topped with coconut ice cream or drizzled with honey. If you have never tried it, now is the time, it's so good! I use Nam, a variety of banana which can be found at most Asian Markets. You can also use sweet potatoes in this recipe.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a medium bowl, mix rice flour, tapioca, sugar, salt and coconut. Stir in water, a little at a time, and mix to form a thick batter.
    2. 2
      Peel the bananas and cut each lengthwise into 3 or 4 pieces. Heat oil in deep-fryer or deep wok to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
    3. 3
      Completely coat each banana slice in batter, then fry in hot oil until golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve at once.
    4. 4
      Serve with Coconut Ice Cream (vanilla ice cream with honey will do if coconut ice cream is not available).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 21, 2008

      55

      I love having these when I am at a Thai restaurant with coconut ice cream. I have found this same recipe online; however, I noticed you didn’t post the addition of 1/2tsp of baking powder which I used. I too couldn’t find tapioca flour at my Asian market so I used tapioca starch which I have read is pretty similar. I used 1/4 cup of brown sugar and used only 1cup of coconut milk instead of the water for added flavor. The thickness of the batter was perfect with only one cup. I would suggest starting with 3/4 of a cup and going from there. Make sure the oil is hot but not too hot or your batter will burn before the inside is cooked. My husband and I really enjoyed these, thanks for posting.

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    • on June 03, 2008

      45

      These were good, like S./Central American fried bananas, but chewy. The batter gets crisp, but rice flour gets INCREDIBLY sticky. :) Don't pull these out before they are good and GOLDEN with little bits of BROWN - otherwise you have inedible glop. Ask me how I know. :) Thanks for posting a yummy dessert for my Thai dinner. Made for ZWT4.

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    • on January 27, 2008

      55

      This was GREAT. I used almond flour instead of tapioca since I couldn't find any at my local market. This gave it a delightfully nutty flavor that really complimented the coconut well. To make the recipe "healthier", I didn't deep fry - I just browned/crisped a bit in enough olive oil to coat the bottom of my wok. Served with almond and pecan soy ice cream. LOVELY.

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    Nutritional Facts for Thai Fried Bananas

    Serving Size: 1 (116 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 379.7
     
    Calories from Fat 304
    80%
    Total Fat 33.8 g
    51%
    Saturated Fat 5.0 g
    25%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 123.4 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 20.5 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    7%
    Sugars 9.4 g
    37%
    Protein 1.0 g
    2%

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    tapioca flour

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