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Food - Drink
The Deep Fried Treat That Puts Overripe Bananas To Good Use
When your bananas develop brown spots on their peels and may be past your preference for eating raw, there are a few ways to transform them into something new and delicious. Before you default to a batch of banana bread, consider using your overripe bananas to make a battered, deep-fried, beignet-like dessert.
Ayesha Curry tells Food & Wine how she makes delicious crispy banana fritters to pair with ice cream or chocolate sauce. Simply bake your overripe (or ripe) bananas in a 350 degree F oven with their peels on for 15 minutes, then peel, mash, and mix them with milk, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and baking powder.
Finally, form the mixture into ¼ cup patties or balls and batter and deep-fry them in a pan of oil before setting them on a paper towel to dry. Alternatively, you can cut whole bananas into 2 inch-long pieces to batter and fry, and either way, the fritters pair deliciously with confectioners’ sugar or a chocolate rum sauce.