Taste the World - Djibouti - Banana Fritters

*Official name: Republic of Djibouti  *Motto: "Unity, Equality, Peace" *Capital: Djibouti City *Official Languages: French, Arabic *Government: Dominant-party semi-presidential republic *Area: 8,958 sq mi* Population: (2014 estimate) 810,178 *Currency: Djiboutian franc (DJF) *Time Zone: EAT *Drives on the: right *International code: DJ (data from Wikipedia)

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Banana Fritters

 

 For Djibouti, I made these simple, tasty and gluten free banana fritters! These taste better and better with every bite, and are a great healthy desert option.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 well-ripened bananas
  • 2 oz. rice flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar dissolved in 2 Tbsp water
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Fat for frying (butter or vegetable oil)

DIRECTIONS: 

1. Mash bananas with a fork or use blender to make pulp;

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2. Add the flour, sugar dissolved in water, and nutmeg.

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3. Add water, if needed, to make batter of pancake consistency.

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4. Mix well and fry like pancakes in an oiled frying pan on medium until golden brown. (Caution: the high sugar content will make this a little tricky. It may take practice. Do not flip too early, so they can set before flipping.)

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5. Eat as is, or top with powdered sugar. Makes 9-12 small fritters.

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