Jamaican banana fritters
One of the most popular and accessible fruits in Jamaica are bananas. When commuting through the Corporate Area, persons can get around three or four ripe bananas for about $100.
Not only is it an affordable fruit, but ripe bananas have a high concentration of dietary fibre, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B-6 and antioxidant compounds. The fruit's nutrition value makes it perfect for a number of dishes such as banana bread, pudding, smoothies and muffins.
However, this week, we will keep it simple and very Jamaican with a banana fritters recipe - courtesy of cooklikeajamaican.com - that is perfect for any quick breakfast.
Banana Fritters Recipe
1 cup mashed, overripe bananas (about 5 medium bananas)
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1-2 tbsp cooking oil
1 tbsp granulated sugar
Mash bananas with sugar and spices, then stir flour into banana mixture. Heat one or two tablespoons of cooking oil on high. Using a serving spoon, transfer batter into pan.
Fry fritters until crisp and brown on both sides. You may have to add more cooking oil.
If no batter oozes out when you press them, they're done. Remove fritters from pan and place on paper towel. Sprinkle with white sugar and eat warm.