Fried bananas are not just for fairs and carnivals. As a matter of fact, fried bananas have been a popular street food desert found throughout Thailand. Fried bananas are one of my favorite desert snacks that I have been eating since I was a young girl living on the river delta of Bang Ta Boon, Thailand. This fried banana recipe brings me back to my childhood, but no matter what your age is, you are sure to like this desert snack.
All of the ingredients are easily found at your local grocery store. Nothing exotic in this recipe, it is quick and easy.
First mix all of your dry ingredients together. Mix your rice flour, all purpose flour, shredded coconut, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
Next add your coconut milk and mix everything together well. Add your water as needed, be careful not to add too much. Once mixed, add your roasted sesame seeds and crushed peanuts. Be sure to mix well again.
Next peel your bananas and cut them into long strips about 1/2 inch thick. When ready, add your bananas into your mixture and make sure they are fully covered.
Heat up your cooking oil and slowly drop your bananas into the oil. If your oil is too hot you might burn your desert, be sure to get the perfect heat. Hot enough to fry, but not so hot it will easily burn. Stir your bananas constantly to keep them from sticking together as they are cooking.
When your bananas are finished, remove them. Plate them and enjoy dipping them in honey when eating.
Cooking Notes: You can replicate this recipe with taro, sweet potatoes, or other types of yams. You can also use an alternative dipping sauce if you don't like honey. Perhaps melted chocolate or condensed milk.