Do you have a bunch of bananas laying around the house (or office)?
If you haven’t eaten all of them this week, chances are they have ripened up pretty nicely.
Cucur Pisang (fried bananas) is a popular snack in Brunei, especially around Southeast Asia.
Be sure to give this crunchy but sweet treat a try as it’s very easy to prepare.
Today, Neue will be showing you how simple it is to create your own homemade banana fritters.
The bananas featured in the video are those that can easily be obtained anywhere in Brunei, such as Pisang Emas, Pisang Sabah, Pisang Berangan, Pisang Kapas, Pisang Keling.
If you are reading this article or watching this video in a country that doesn’t have these variety of bananas, fret not for you may use any other variety. The most important thing is to ensure that that the bananas are ripe.
What you’ll need:
- 400 grammes of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of cold water
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1 drop of egg yolk food colouring / turmeric
- 1 bottle of oil for deep-frying
How to prepare the batter?
Pour some chilled water into the batter. The reason why chilled water is used is because this is going to make the batter more crispy when you deep-fry the bananas.
You can then add a teaspoon of salt to the batter, followed by another teaspoon of sugar. There is no need to add excessive amounts of sugar as the bananas are already naturally sweet to begin with.
Now add a drop of egg yolk food colouring / turmeric.
Be sure to use a whisk to mix the batter.
How to cook?
We can’t stress enough how easy it is to cook these banana fritters.
Step 1: Dip the bananas straight into the batter.
Step 2: Then put them into the hot oil.
Step 3: You’ll want to keep them there until they are nice and golden brown on the outside. The riper the banana, the easier it is for you to see the caramelisation while cooking.
Be sure not to leave them too long in the fryer, as this will result in your banana fritters having burned crusts.
Be sure to serve as soon as possible, so that they remain nice and crispy.
This scrumptious treat is easy and fun to make, whether you’re cooking alone or with some friends.