Banana Fritters is definitely a Jamaican/Caribbean thing, as well as a Southern thing. I’m half Jamaican, and my dad has taught me how to make these numerous times. Sometimes mine come out too doughy, but when I make them well, they come out amaaaaaaaazing 🙂
So, if you want to make a small batch of banana fritters, you’ll want to get bananas that are slightly mooshy. If they’re aged, they’re easier to moosh and will taste sweeter. If you don’t have aged bananas, that’s fine, it just means it’ll take more effort to smoosh them up. Here’s the exact amount of ingredients you need:
3 bananas (slightly aged or ripe)
1 cup (or less) of flour
1/4 cup of water
1 cup of vegetable oil
I said a cup or less of flour because you’ll want to have less flour and more bananas. Even add a few more bananas if you feel that there’s too much flour.
Step #1:Get a frying pan and put the stove on the second highest setting. After you’ve done this, put the oil in the pan. A cup may be too much depending on the size of the pan, so if you want to use less and have experience with frying things, feel free to change it.
Step #2: Get a bowl and moosh the bananas until they’re a soupy consistency.
Step #3: Put in the water and mix it with the mooshy banana
Step #4: Put in the flour; if it’s too much remember that you can add more bananas so that the fritters don’t come out doughy. The more bananas the better.
Step #5: Now that you’ve made your batter, the oil should be hot enough to start frying the fritters. Put about a 2 inch size dollop of batter in the pan with hot oil and put as many dollops as you can fit in the pan. Let them sit on one side until they’re golden brown and flip it on the other side. The amount of dollops you put in the pan will be dependent on how long you should wait to flip them. You’ll know you’ve done it right if the fritters aren’t too doughy and you shouldn’t taste any of the dough at all, mostly banana.
Hopefully, if you are interested in making these, tell me how it went in the comments or if you’ve made this before, tell me something you do different. Also, sometimes I put a tsp. of vanilla extract (it’s has a nice taste with it).