Fried Papaya

Recipe by LifeIsGood
READY IN: 30mins




  • Fill a saucepan 2 inches deep with vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees F.
  • Dusting Mixture:
  • Combine the cinnamon, cardamom and sugar and set aside.
  • Batter:
  • Combine the flour, salt and sugar in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and melted butter. Combine the wet and dry ingredients with a whisk to form a smooth batter. If the batter is too thick, add a little more milk.
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites to form stiff peaks. Fold the whipped egg whites into the batter. Be careful to not overmix the batter and deflate the whites.
  • Pawpaw:
  • Season the papaya chunks with the cardamom. Dip each chunk of papaya into the batter and then deep fry in the vegetable oil, a few pieces at a time, until crisp and golden. Put the fried pawpaws on paper towels to drain. Dust them with the cinnamon sugar mix immediately.
  • Serve the fried pawpaw chunks with vanilla ice cream.