Kaklo (Banana and Chile Fritters)

Joined Mar 11, 2007
Peanut or Coconut oil for deep frying (Veg. or Canola could be substituted)


2 cups ripe just ripened, peeled bananas
1/2 cup yellow onions small dice
1/2 cup fresh tomatoes peeled*, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh jalapeno, seeded
1-½ teaspoon fresh ginger, grated or finely chopped
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons water



1.&nbspCombine bananas, onion, tomatoes and chile mash together.

2.&nbspAdd ginger, salt, flour and water to banana mixture and stir to combine. Do not overwork. Add more water or flour as needed to make a workable paste.

3.&nbspPour 3" of oil into a large heavy pot and clamp a deep fryer thermometer onto the side of the pot or use a digital thermometer. Heat the oil over medium heat to 375ºF.

4.&nbspDeep fry teaspoon size portions and drain on a large baking sheet with several thicknesses of paper towels when the fritters have turned brown.

5.&nbspServe hot or cold as a snack or a meal.


Recipe courtesy "International Cuisine," written by Michael Nenes, Wiley Publishing,

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