Jemput Jemput (Indonesian Banana Fritters)

"Wonderful deep fried morsels of heaven! If you like them to be more of a bread texture, you can always add more flour.."
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Ready In:
18 fritters




  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or heavy bottomed pan to 375°F (190°C).
  • Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder into a medium bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mash together the bananas and sugar. Gradually mix flour mixture into mashed bananas, stirring until well combined.
  • Drop batter by spoonfuls into hot oil, and cook, turning once, until browned, 2 to 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

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  1. mailbelle
    Not a big hit at my house. They were a little bland and very greasy, even after blotting and blotting them. A dusting with some powdered sugar made them a little better, but no one was really crazy about them. Made for 2008 All New Zaar Cookbooks Tag.
  2. Sharon in Podunk
    Yummy! They taste like banana donuts--so good!
  3. LizAnn
    These didn't turn out very good at our house. Really greasy. I couldn't get the frying temps right either. They browned too fast and didn't cook inside or when I would reduce the temperature they would take longer and absorb all the more grease. We just didn't care for them.
  4. Pikake21
    This is exactly the same dish that my grandma and mom make, but we call it something else in the islands! My absolute favorite comfort food--I can never eat just one (or five). Thanks Tunasushi!
  5. omm nadia
    These tasted liked fried banana bread. Nice little treat, just a little too greasy for me. thanks for sharing!


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