Sweet & Savory Fried Banana Balls Recipe: A Creative Recipe for Overripe Bananas (Sorry, Banana Bread) by 30Seconds Food

Sweet & Savory Fried Banana Balls Recipe: A Creative Recipe for Overripe Bananas (Sorry, Banana Bread)

Have overripe bananas but already have a loaf of banana bread on the counter? Here's an interesting recipe for sweet and savory fried banana balls. The sweet comes from the bananas and sugar, and the savory from chives and red bell pepper (which adds some sweetness as well).

This fried banana balls recipe makes for a fun appetizersnack or side dish. If you want to skip the savory side, simply leave out the chives and bell pepper. Sweet!

Cuisine: Malaysian / Lebanese / Indian
Prep Time: 15 minutes plus 2 hours to chill batter
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 1/2 hours
Servings: Makes about 14 balls


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cardamom in a bowl. Whisk together. 
  2. In another bowl, mash the banana and sugar together. Stir in the chives and red bell pepper. 
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Put the batter into the refrigerator and let it sit about 2  hours. 
  4. When ready to cook, heat about 1 inch of oil in a skillet. 
  5. With oiled hands, form the batter into balls. Put them into the hot oil (do not overcrowd the pan) and cook until golden brown on all sides. Do not overcook. Put on paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining batter. 

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Flour $2 & Up
Baking Soda $1 & Up
Baking Powder $2 & Up
Ground Cardamom $5 & Up
Vegetable Oil $2 & Up

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Donna John
What an interesting recipe! I love fried banana chips with chimichurri, which is the same combination of sweet and savory. This would be delicious with sticky rice and an egg roll. Bet they would be delicious dipping in chimichurri, too.
Elisa Schmitz
Oooh, well that's different! I love a fresh approach to using overripe bananas. #yum

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