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There were a few of them to choose from but one of the simpler ones is the maruya or banana fritter. Made with ripe saba bananas, this is one tasty treat that is both affordable and simple. Plantain bananas are the closest thing to a saba banana but you may want to cut it in half before slicing lengthwise.
Maruya (Banana Fritters) - Adapted*
6 ripe saba bananas (or 3 plantain bananas)
1 cup flour + extra for dredging
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup milk
Canola oil for frying
1. Peel the bananas and slice lengthwise.
2. In a wide bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, egg, salt and milk. Mix
well until smooth.
3. Heat enough oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Dredge the bananas in
the flour and by pairs, dunk into the batter.
4. Allow the batter to drip before adding into the hot oil. Fry until golden
brown on both sides.
5. If desired, you can roll the warm fitters in granulated white sugar before
* Laquian, E., Sobrevinas, I., Filipino Cooking Home and Abroad, National Book Store Inc., Manila, 1977.