2 reasons why I made banana fritter for today afternoon snack
- Mum received plenty of fresh banana from her friend and when I visited her on the weekend I help myself and brought few pieces back.
- A friend of mine brought me the similar banana fritter snack last weekend (thank’s to Ms. Ladyrein for the snack) and it reminded me to the long forgotten snack.
This fritter is very simple to make, basically just cut the banana into 2 pieces, brush with a little corn flour, dip into beaten egg and then roll on panko breadcrumbs.
Deep fried until golden brown and serve with caramel sauce or kaya jam or any sauce of your liking or you can just consume them as what they are.
- The only thing I would like to note here is : It is highly recommended to use this type of banana : Pisang Kepok (Pisang = Banana, Kepok = is the name of the banana). I don’t know the name in English, this type of banana (pisang Kepok) is very popular in Indonesia, either for banana fritter (pisang goreng) or banana dessert (kolak pisang).
- I forgot to take the fresh pisang Kepok photo , below picture was the one I google from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kepok_banana_Indonesia.JPG the banana might look a bit ugly and not as nice as those other yellow banana, but believe me , they taste good.
Mum said this type of banana is good diabetic diet as it is not too sweet and contain less sugar. She love to consume this banana for breakfast and her cooking preference is steam. She will steam it for about 15 minutes until the skin turn brown and the meat soften.
Well…this bring back another memory of childhood’s food/snack.
This is a midnight or early morning post and I am not sure whether should categorized this as breakfast, supper or snacks.
Having my DVD marathon and suddenly I felt the urge to munch something , upon ransacking my kitchen I decided to treat myself a healthy midnight supper or early breakfast. Not sure too whether after adding all the toppings such as cheese, choco sauce , whipped cream, this pancake is still considered as healthy nor whether when I wake up few hours later I will still have another breakfast or this is enough till lunchtime.
Here is the recipe
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 table spoon melted butter
- 1/4 baking powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/8 cup sugar
- Banana (peeled and sliced)
- Roasted almonds
- Grated Cheddar Cheese
- Choco Sprinkle
- Choco Sauce
- Whipped Cream
- Strawberries (optional)
Whisk all batter ingredients to make a batter.
Notes : I used the last batch of the batter to make a crepe , this recipe make 6 pcs of small size pancake and 1 thin pancake/crepe.
Another recipe that goes well with Christmas Spirits and Holidays mood
This simple and easy to make Japanese style Crepes goes well with the holidays and festive moods and I learn to make this by watching the You tube from Cooking with dog
Ingredients : Crepe batter
- 100 gr Flour
- 2 Eggs (beaten)
- 240 ml Milk
- 2 table spoon sugar
- 2 table spoon melted unsalted butter
- Whipped Cream/ Custard Cream
- Choco sauce/ any fruit jams or sauce
- Chopped roasted nuts
- Ice cream
- Any Christmas ornaments made from icing sugar
- Whisk flour, sugar and beaten eggs until the batter is smooth.
- Add the melted butter and whisk until butter blend well to the flour mixture.
- Pour in milk , whisk and once batter mixed, strain batter to get rid of any excess lump.
- Cover the batter with plastic wrap and leave at room temp for about 30 minutes.
- Heat a flat bottom pan on low heat, add a mixture to the pan to make thin crepe.
- Once the edge start to change color, flip to the other side and cook for another 10 seconds.
- Remove and cool Crepe on cooling rack.
- Slice the strawberries/banana into thin slices.
- Take 1 piece of crepe and put it on a plate, add whipped cream make V shape, and place strawberries on the V shape area, add any sauce/fruit jams.
- Fold 1/3 of bottom part of the crepes horizontally and then roll the side of the crepe making a cone, wrap with paper and put on a stand.
- Scoop 1 spoon of ice cream into the crepe and garnish with banana, choco sauce, almond and Christmas ornaments (made from icing sugar).
Wish you a Blessed Christmas and Joyful Holidays…