Maruya or Banana Fritters are battered bananas deep fried then sprinkled with sugar before serving. A very popular merienda (afternoon tea) in the Philippines, usually cooked at home but it can also be seen sold by street vendors. Like any other cooked banana dishes in the Philippines it calls for a special type of banana called cardaba bananas, nearly similar to plantains but this variant is fleshy, sticky, waxy, sweet and very firm hence its popularly used for cooking.
4 pcs saba (Cardaba banana), sliced into 3 portions lengthwise
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 pc egg
pinch of salt
- In a bowl combine together flour, baking powder, milk, salt and egg. Mix well until smooth.
- Add the sliced bananas.
- Heat oil in wok then place bananas one slice at a time.
- Turn heat to low then fry until golden brown in colour.
- Place in a paper towel lined plate prior to serving to remove excess oil.
- Sprinkle sugar on top before serving.