PISANG GORENG (BANANA FRITTER)
Ahhhhh PISANG GORENG, the humble deep fried banana fritter. All over Malaysia you will see vendors all over the streets especially during the evening just frying up heaps and mountains of this yummy sweet, crispy treat.
What is Pisang Goreng? Directly translated to deep fried bananas, they are exactly what it is. It is a banana coated in a thin, crispy and light batter deep fried most commonly in palm oil or vegetable oil, giving it that light crunchy exterior and with a soft sweet center. The perfect tea time snack.
Being in the UK for over 4 years now, it has been some time since I had a bite of these. They are so simple to make, and very quick too. Taking no more than 15 minutes to whip up enough for a little tea time party. Fry some of these up and add them into your tea time snack list.
No more Banana Splits
3/4 Cup Rice Flour
1/4 Cup Corn Flour
1ts Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Cold Water
As it is so quick and easy to make the batter, start heating up a pot on medium high heat with just enough oil for deep frying.
Peel and half your bananas and if you want, chop them up into smaller pieces (about 6-7cm) and set them aside.
In a large mixing bowl add in 3/4 cups of rice flour, 1/4 cup of corn flour, 1ts of salt, 1tb of sugar, 1ts of baking powder and mix well.
Slowly drizzle in 1/2 a cup of cold water (you may need to add more). You should end with a batter that is able to freely coat your bananas.
Gently coat your bananas with your yummy batter then drop them into your hot oil and watch them turn golden crispy (should take about 2-3 minutes). Optionally you could drop in some extra batter to get some extra crunchy bits around your bananas.
Remove, drain and enjoy.