Nov 1, 2011

Banana Mandazi also known as Banana Fritters

Banana fritters are made throughout the world, from Africa to America. Now tell me, who doesn't enjoy a hot crispy sweet dessert with sugar on top?  I sure do.  This is a very easy recipe and the kids will love you for making them.  My mother used to make something similar with a whole banana and pastry wrapped around it, then fried.  It was so good. 


1 egg
2 ripe bananas,  broken into pieces
2/3 - 1 cup of milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups of self rising flour or 2 cups of  plain flour and 1 stp baking powder
3 TBS sugar
oil for deep frying

Place all of the ingredients, except the oil for frying, in a food processor or blender and mix until the batter is smooth.  If the batter is too thick add a bit more milk until you reach the consistency that you like.

Heat the oil in a large pan or deep fryer. When hot, carefully drop soup spoonfuls of the batter into the oil.  Brown on each side, about 3-4 minutes. Drain on a papertowel. Sprinkle with either powdered sugar or granulated.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!