Banana Fritters Recipe



Caroline & Aravihi share their recipe…


Every year, the austral summer brings heavy rains but don’t worry, here comes your consolation prize… Don’t they say that “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning how to dance in the rain”? Due to the ambient humidity and stifling atmosphere, hardly anyone can bear this season, they forget that it also brings fruits in abundance to the greatest joy of their families. How sweet it is to snug in your tifaifai eating fruits from your garden… Vacation has just started and it is obviously not always easy as pie to keep your children busy, which is why the Moana Voyages team decided to share its banana fritters recipe. Don’t you lie, we can recognize a fried food aficionado when we see one…

Okay it’s time to send your children to the garden (or to the closer grocery) and search through your closets, all you need is:

  • 2 big bananas (or 4 small, no discrimination here)
  • 1 cup of flour with some baking powder incorporated (about 150g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 75g of sugar
  • Some elbow grease

Tie up your pareo, it’s time to shake your coco ! Bring your kids back home, their friends, their cousins, skilled labour is always welcome… Roll your sleeves up and start pealing bananas gently, with love. Put it all in a bowl or a hollow plate and mash it with a fork. Add the eggs, sugar and flour and mix it all vigorously, open your eyes, a lump is hidden down there, will you find it? For professional matters only, you are allowed to put your finger in the bowl just to make sure everything is smooth but please keep some batter for the fritters…
Add a little bit of water if needed and leave the dough to stand for a while. 1 minion, 2 minions, 3 minions…

It’s about time to heat your oil to the right deep-frying temperature. Make sure it is not too hot before pouring your dough, otherwise your fritters will be totally uncooked inside and burned to a cinder outside… « ‘Ua pa’apa’a roa tā ‘oe mā’a », if you ever hear it, well it’s not a good sign… Rope the kids into making some small ballswith their hands, just like our grandmas here in Tahiti. We just have to wait for the fritters to get a tan before putting it out of the fire once they are slightly browned.

Seems like we are caught in the horns of a dilemma: icing sugar, honey or chocolate? We will let you think about it, somebody calls up in the kitchen.

Tama’a maitai !