April 14th – Banana Fritters

1 Cup = 1/2 US Pint = 0.42 UK pints 8.4 fl.oz = 237ml
1 Quart = 2 US Pints = 1.66 UK Pints = 33.2 fl.oz = 947ml
1 US tsp = 0.83 UK tsp
1 US tblsp = 0.83 UK tblsp
1 US Ib = 1.2 UK lb = 19.2 oz = 454g

8 bananas

1 cup flour
2 eggs, separated into yolks and whites
2/3 cup cold water
tablespoon olive oil
teaspoon baking powder

butter (for frying in)

powdered sugar for dusting

Make a French Fritter Batter by placing the cup of flour into a bowl, adding the two beaten yolks and gradually add the cold water, stirring al the while. This should make a smooth but liquid paste, able to stick to the bananas.

Add the olive oil, baking powder and beaten egg whites and mix carefully.

Chop the bananas and cover them in the batter. Drop them into hot butter (or other frying oil) and fry until a bright gold colour. Drain, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.