Banana Fritters (Southern Food)
These Banana Fritters are great as is but I added a little vanilla extract in the batter for more depth of flavor.
- 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 3 bananas, mashed and sprinkled with 1 teaspoon lemon juice to keep from discoloring
- Oil for deep frying
- Confectioners' sugar
Adapted from southernfood.about.com
Measure, sift and mix all dry ingredients.
Whisk together the milk and egg; add to dry ingredients.
Fold in the mashed bananas. If too thick add a little milk, and if batter seems too thin, add flour. Batter should have consistency to mound up in a spoon.
Heat deep fryer to about 375° or add 1 inch of oil to a deep skillet or kettle and use a deep fryer thermometer to check temperature. When fritters will cook in 5 minutes, the oil is ready. Drop by spoonfuls in small batches. As fritters brown on one side turn.
Drain on paper towels. Keep warm and just before serving sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar. Serve warm with syrup, if desired.