Banana fritters (Pisang Goreng) are a very popular street snack in many parts of Southeast Asia. These crispy deep-fried bananas are easy to make at home. Simply coat banana with batter and deep-fry to a golden brown. These delicious treats are best served warm and only take minutes to prepare.

Cooking bananas (plantains) which contain more starch and less sugar are more suitable to be deep-fried as banana fritters. Dessert bananas such as the Cavendish variety with higher sugar content are meant to be eaten fresh, it is not suitable for cooking and will probably turn soggy after being deep-fried.

Related recipe: Banana Fritter Balls (Cekodok)

Tips:

  • Choose the cooking banana variety which is generally more starchy with less sugar.
  • Baking powder should be added in as late as possible, just before frying. Sift in to distribute evenly into the batter.
  • Fry in small batches.
  • Place fried banana fritters on a cooling rack to keep them crispy before serving.

Chinese Version: 简易香脆炸香蕉做法

Crispy Deep Fried Banana Fritters
 

Crispy Deep-Fried Banana Fritters (Pisang Goreng) Recipe | MyKitchen101en

Yield: 12 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 400 g-500 g cooking banana
  • 100 g rice flour
  • 1 ½ tsp custard powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 100 ml water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder

Instructions:

1 Sift and mix rice flour, custard powder and salt.

Crispy Deep Fried Banana Fritters
 

2 Add in oil and water, mix until blended with no visible lumps, set aside.

Crispy Deep Fried Banana Fritters

3 Heat oil to 170°C (340°F).

Crispy Deep Fried Banana Fritters
 

4 Sift in baking powder, sifting helps incorporate baking powder evenly throughout the batter. Baking powder should be added to the batter just before frying.

Crispy Deep Fried Banana Fritters

5 Dip banana pieces in the batter and deep fried until golden brown, about 4 minutes.

Crispy Deep Fried Banana Fritters

6 Let it cool on a cooling rack before serving.

Crispy Deep Fried Banana Fritters

Crispy Deep Fried Banana Fritters

Crispy Deep-fried Banana Fritters (Pisang Goreng) Recipe

Banana fritters (Pisang Goreng) are a very popular street snack in many parts of Southeast Asia. These crispy deep-fried bananas are easy to make at home. 
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Southeast Asia
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 75 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 450 g cooking banana 400 g – 500 g
  • 100 g rice flour
  • ½ tsp custard powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 100 ml water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • tsp baking powder

Instructions
 

  • Sift and mix rice flour, custard powder and salt.
    Crispy Deep Fried Banana Fritters
  • Add in oil and water, mix until blended with no visible lumps, set aside.
    Crispy Deep Fried Banana Fritters
  • Heat oil to 170°C (340°F).
    Crispy Deep Fried Banana Fritters
  • Sift in baking powder, sifting helps incorporate baking powder evenly throughout the batter. Baking powder should be added to the batter just before frying.
    Crispy Deep Fried Banana Fritters
  • Dip banana pieces in the batter and deep-fried until golden brown, about 4 minutes.
    Crispy Deep Fried Banana Fritters
  • Let it cool on a cooling rack before serving.
    Crispy Deep Fried Banana Fritters

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Notes

This recipe yields 12 pieces of banana fritters.
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 piece of banana fritter. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 151mgPotassium: 142mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 24IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword banana fritters, fried bananas, pisang goreng
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