Recipe: Deep Fried Bananas

Recipe for Deep Fried Bananas

Difficulty: Easy
Prep time:  20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 12 (12 sticks)

6 large bananas, slightly unripe, peeled and cut in half width-wise
1 cup roasted salted peanuts, chopped
1 ½ cup pancake batter (the just add water kind)
½ cup cornmeal
1 egg white
1 1/3 cup water
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Deep fryer filled with oil
24   6-inch wooden skewers

1.    Heat the oil to 375 degrees.
2.    In a large bowl, combine pancake batter, cornmeal, egg white, water, and cinnamon.  Set aside for 10 minutes to thicken.
3.    Place 2 skewers in the cut end of the banana so that about half of the skewer is left sticking out of the banana.
4.    Put the crushed peanuts on a plate and roll each of the bananas around pressing the peanuts on so they stick.  
5.    Dip each banana completely in the batter.  
6.    Fry two at a time until golden brown (about 3 minutes).  
7.    Place finished bananas on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
8.    Serve while still hot.

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