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Fried Bananas Recipe – Resep Pisang Goreng

Fried Bananas Recipe - Resep Pisang Goreng

Fried Bananas Recipe – Resep Pisang Goreng

There are many ways of cooking bananas in Indonesia. Here are two examples, but you can also add coconut cream to the batter or coat the cooked bananas with grated coconut (as shown on left).

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup (125 g) rice flour or plain flour, sifted
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) water
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) coconut cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Oil, for deep-frying
  • 8 small finger bananas, peeled and halved, or 4 regular bananas, peeled, halved and sliced lengthwise

Method :

  1. Place the flour in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the middle and add the water, coconut cream and salt. Using a wooden spoon or balloon whisk, gradually incorporate the flour into the liquid and whisk to make a smooth thick batter free of lumps, adding more flour or water as needed.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or large saucepan until moderately hot. Dip the banana pieces in the batter to coat thoroughly. Gently lower the coated pieces into the oil, a few at a time, and deep-fry over medium low heat for 5 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown and crispy. Remove from the heat and drain on paper towels. Transfer to a serving platter and serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.
  3. Alternatively, prepare the batter as indicated and coat the banana pieces generously. Bring 6 cups (11/liters) of water, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 pandanus leaf to a boil. Add the coated banana pieces, reduce the heat and boil over very low heat for about 5 minutes. Remove the banana pieces from the water and drain, then coat with freshly grated coconut. Serve warm.

Serves 4 to 6
Preparation time : 15 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins

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Source :
The Food of Indonesia
Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands
by Heinz von Holzen & Lother Arsana
photos by Heinz von Holzen

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See also Indonesian Recipe “Coconut Cake Recipe – Resep Pancong”