Author Notes: These fritters are soft and fluffy and almost taste like a banana donut—if such a thing exists! If you want to turn these into pancakes instead of fritters just increase the amount of milk until you have a looser batter. My grandpa always liked his fritters topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. They are equally delicious topped with icing sugar, a drizzle of maple syrup or some sweetened yogurt.
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ripe bananas, mashed
cups all-purpose flour
tablespoon granulated sugar
teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
Vegetable, oil for frying
Vanilla ice cream, powdered sugar, or maple syrup, to serve
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together bananas, eggs, and milk. In another bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour flour mixture into banana mixture and stir to combine. The batter will be like a thick pancake batter.
- Pour vegetable oil into a medium saucepan or skillet until it reaches 1-inch up the sides, about 4 cups. Heat on medium-high heat. When you insert a wooden spoon and see bubbles around it, that's when it's ready for the dough. Drop heaped tablespoons of batter into oil, frying 2-3 fritters at a time. Let fry 1-2 minutes per side, until golden brown. Adjust heat if fritters start to darken too quickly. Place on a paper towel-lined plate and continue with remaining batter. Serve warm, sprinkled with powdered sugar, maple syrup, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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