A delicious treat of bananas deep fried in a crunchy dough.


  • 9 oz firm bananas
  • 0.25 a lemon
  • 5 oz plain flour
  • 0.5 pint cold water
  • 3 oz unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1 tblsp cinnamon
  • 3 tblsp icing sugar
  • pinch of baking powder


  • Peel and slice the bananas and cut into thick cubes and place in a bowl.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over the bananas and cover with cling film.
  • In a saucepan put water, cubed unsalted butter and cook on a medium heat until the butter has melted. Then bring mixture to the boil.
  • Sieve flour and baking powder together and add all at once to the butter mixture.
  • Stirring consistently until the mixture forms a ball of dough and there is no mixture left at the side of the saucepan.
  • Transfer the dough to a large bowl and allow to cool slightly and then gradually add the eggs in slowly, beating well in between each addition until the mixture is smooth.
  • Stir the bananas into the mixture.
  • Heat oil to 180°C. Using an ice cream scoop add scoops of dough to the hot oil in batches.
  • Do not over crowd the fryer as this will lower the temperature of the oil.
  • Cook the fritters for 10 minutes, turning them from time to time to brown them evenly.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked fritters on to a tray lined with kitchen paper.
  • While the fritters are still warm, roll them in cinnamon sugar.

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