Friday, 5 April 2013

BANANA-LIME FRITTERS

A kitchen experiment gone right. These tangy, savoury fritters make great appetizers. Serve this at your next dinner party if you want to impress your friends and family (minus all the hard work...)


















Ingredients
(serves 6)
- 2-3 ripe bananas
- 1 cup wholemeal flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 whole lime (for the juice and zest)
- Salt to taste
- Sunflower oil (enough to coat your frying pan)

Place the bananas in a large mixing bowl and mash with a fork or wooden spoon to form a smooth purée.

Add the baking powder, thyme, garlic and grated lime zest, mixing well to combine all the ingredients.

Start to incorporate the flour, adding one tablespoon at a time until you have a thick, sticky batter.

Heat the oil in a shallow frying pan and drop a tiny bit of the batter in. Once it starts to sizzle and turn brown you know your oil is hot enough.

Drop the batter into the oil, one teaspoon at a time. This is finger food so you don't really want them any bigger than a teaspoon size.

You can fry several at a time but make sure the pan doesn't get too crowded. Once they're brown on one side, flip them over and brown the other side.

Drain the fritters on kitchen paper and serve hot with some freshly squeezed lime juice !

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