Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
I put some of the bananas in the freezer to use for banana bread or banana muffins but I wanted to do something different for a change too. I made banana fritters which are the best when you use over ripe bananas.
Start with 5 or 6 over ripe bananas. The kind that are dotted with brown spots like this. They could actually be a little more ripe. That’s when they are the sweetest.
Mix just until the flour is incorporated. Do not mix until it is smooth. You want it to remain chunky and thick like a pudding to be the right consistency. Put a little oil in a frying pan and heat until it’s just ready to start smoking. Put about a 1/4 to 1/3 cup into the pan for each fritter.
Do not turn these until the one side is golden brown. These are not pancakes and you will not see bubbles to indicate they are ready to turn. Just lift up an edge to peek until that side is done. Then flip to cook the other side.
This batch made 10 but it really depends on the size of the bananas and how much you use for each fritter. I ate one and put the rest in the freezer. These freeze really well. It’s a nice alternative to always making banana bread don’t you think?
These did absorb quite a bit of oil in the cooking. Some people put syrup or jelly or powdered sugar on these. I don’t because I think they are sweet enough without any extra help. I gave a neighbor a couple from the freezer and he came back begging for more. Geeze, I can’t share good food with neighbors because then they EXPECT me to cook more. I’m going to print this post and give it to him.