Nigerian Banana Fritters Recipe

Hi, and welcome to the fried foods portion of this weeks Nigeria activities!

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Today we’ll be making Nigerian Banana Fritters. They’re fairly easy to make and went over fairly well with the folks here at Confessions of a Homeschooler.

So first off we’ll gather our ingredients, you probably have most of this at home already.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon margarine, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 quart oil for frying
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Directions:

Step 1: In a large bowl, mash the bananas.

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Step 2: Mix in milk, eggs and margarine until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir dry ingredients into banana mixture.

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Step 3: Heat oil in a deep fryer or heavy bottomed pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Drop batter by spoonfuls into hot oil, and cook, turning once, until browned, 2 to 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels, let cool a bit then dust with confectioners’ sugar.

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And voila! You have yummy banana fritters to enhance your journey through Nigeria!

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