Num Chet Chien (Cambodian Banana Nuggets)

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READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 12 nuggets
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    banana, peeled and chopped into 12 disks
  • 6
    spring roll wrappers, thawed if frozen
  • vegetable oil, for deep frying
  • icing sugar, for dusting
  • 12
    small chunks chocolate (See Variations in directions) (optional)
  • 12
    small sliced cream cheese (See Variations in directions) (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut each spring roll wrapper in half.
  • Brush the piece of wrapper with water to soften it, place a piece of banana at one end and roll it up just like you were rolling a spring roll - don't worry about making it too neat.
  • Continue with all the rest of the banana pieces and wrappers.
  • Heat a lot of oil in a wok, pan or deep fryer.
  • Take a small square of the wrappers or a cube of bread to test if the oil is hot enough - if the oil fizzles around it and it crisps up quickly then the oil is hot enough.
  • Deep fry the wrapped bananas in the hot oil for about 4-5 minutes or until they're browned slightly. Remove and drain on paper towel.
  • Roll them in the icing sugar and eat them immediately while they're nice and hot.
  • VARIATIONS:
  • Here are some variations that the author has tried and loved:
  • Add a small chunk of dark chocolate with the piece of banana.
  • Or add a slice of cream cheese with the piece of banana (it goes all melty and yummy).
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