Banana Fritter (aka : Pisang goreng)

Banana Fritter

2 reasons why I made  banana fritter for today afternoon snack

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Notes :

  • 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.

Salted Egg Prawns

I was inspired to cook Salted Egg Prawns because of my friend Ms. Kinoi who happen to mentioned to me about her plan to cook this dish. And since  I never cook it before I consider it to be a good experience so I ask Mum for her recipe and here it is.

Ingredients :

 

  • 1/3 kg prawn (with shell)
  • 1 table spoon corn flour
  • 1/4 tea spoon pepper
  • 1 salted egg yolk, steamed and lightly smashed
  • 1 table spoon garlic
  • 1 table spoon chopped red chilli -> I substitute with dry chilli flakes
  • 1 table spoon butter
  • Cooking oil
  • Seasoning : 1 table spoon sugar + 1 table spoon light soya sauce + 2 table spoon water/chicken stock

Steps :

  1. Clean and trimmed prawns but keep the shell, season prawn with pepper and brush with corn flour
  2. Deep fried prawn for about 15 seconds, remove and set aside
  3. Heat butter and add garlic, stri fry until fragrance then add prawn, salted egg yolks and seasoning
  4. Toss briefly until prawns are cooked through and coated with salted egg yolk