Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fried Banana Dessert

A traditional Thai treat. I tried this dessert once before at the Zao Noodle Bar in Seattle.  I wanted to try making it myself to go with my Thai Chicken Thighs recipe and was surprised to find how simple it is to make! The clean up was the most time-consuming part of this dessert for me... getting a pan completely clean after frying oil in it can be difficult!



Fried Banana Dessert

6-8 teaspoon all purpose flour
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 egg beaten
½ cup milk
1 pinch of salt
4 medium bananas
oil for frying

Mix together the flour, sugar, egg, milk, and salt to make a smooth batter. Add the milk sparingly while stirring continuously so that no lumps are formed and the batter retains a thick consistency. Do not add more milk than needed. Set the batter aside for 40-45 minutes.

Peel the bananas and slice each one in whatever shape you prefer. Dip the banana pieces into the batter and shallow fry in hot oil for a few minutes or until golden brown. (It helps to use tongs when maneuvering the banana in and out of the hot oil).

Drain quickly on a paper towel. I served mine with French vanilla ice cream and drizzled chocolate syrup.  

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