This is quite similar to a Filipino dessert called Maruya whose recipe uses saba, a kind of banana found in the Philippines. It was a common dessert when I was growing up. For some reason most Filipino snacks were dessert-like. These were sold usually during the afternoon in my neighborhood. I have no idea why. 🙂 Did this happen only in my hometown?
Regular maruya consists of plain battered bananas sprinkled with sugar.
In this recipe, it is drizzled with an awesome caramel cream syrup topped with mango ice cream.
Heavenly Banana Fritters with Caramel Cream Syrup, the subtle taste of bananas are enhanced with the caramel cream, combined with a generous scoop of mango ice cream
- 50 g butter
- 5 tbsp sugar
- 5 tbsp cream
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- ⅛ cup non-fat milk
- ¼ cup flour
- 5 saba banana
- oil for deep frying
- Melt butter in a small sauce pan. Add sugar and stir until all sugar has been dissolved. Stir in cream and vanilla extract. Mix together well. Set aside to cool.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the milk, flour, and egg. Mix thoroughly until well combined. Set aside.
- Make three (3) horizontal slices ¾ of the banana then slightly push them outward into a fan-like shape. Coat the banana with the egg mixture and deep fry for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Place them on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
- Place on a serving plate and drizzle with the syrup. Place a scoop of mango ice cream on top. Serve while the banana is still hot.