Indonesian Fried Bananas

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Last weekend I went to the Punahou Carnival.  Although I was extremely excited to see a sign for gluten-free nacho plates (!!!), I still got a little jealous to see my gluten-eating friends eating malasadas and other fried foods.

So I went home and made these the next morning.  Suddenly I didn’t care about not having been able to eat those malasadas…

Indonesian Fried Bananas

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

* Approximately 5-6 small, medium-ripe bananas (I used 5 Hawaiian candy apple bananas)
* 1 cup rice flour
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 egg
* 1 tablespoon melted butter
* 1/2 cup coconut milk
* Coconut or vegetable oil for deep-frying (I used coconut)
* Powdered sugar or maple syrup

Directions:

Cut each banana in half lengthwise and then cut each half into 2 or 3 pieces.

In a bowl mix together the rice flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, egg, melted butter and coconut milk.

Heat the oil in a small saucepan to approximately 350º. Dip the banana pieces into the batter and fry until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Great sprinkled liberally with powdered sugar or with some maple syrup for breakfast.

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