Thanks to Donkey Kong, bananas have become one of the most popular foods in gaming history. Ever wonder what did he do with all those bananas? Did he ever get bored of eating bananas the same way every single day? Or did he give his fruity meals a twist once in a while?
I have my theories and the following recipe is, I believe, one of the possible solutions Mr. Donkey found to bring some culinary variety to casa Kong!
Banana Beignets are easy and fast to prepare. Their apple version might be more popular nowadays, but it’s time banana beignets get all the attention they deserve. Serve them warm with some ice cream and you’ll be in the presence of a perfect dessert!
1 ½ cup flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
1 cup milk
Oil for frying
Confectioners’ sugar for decoration (optional)
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, milk and egg in a deep bowl. If there is a spice that combines good with bananas, that’s nutmeg! It is up to you to add it or not, but I fully recommend it.
Peel and cut the bananas into thick slices (between 1 and 2 inches each).
Heat up some frying oil.
With the help of a fork or a tong, dip the banana pieces into the batter covering them completely.
Fry them until both sides look brown. This should not take more than 5 minutes.
Drain them on some paper towel and serve immediately.
Sprinkle with some confectioners’ sugar and enjoy!
Look out for great recipes more from Vanessa soon…..
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