Deep fried banana coins

These golden nuggets are easy to make and promise to be a delicious addition to your Chinese New Year festivities.
By epicure
Published on Thursday, 04 Jul 2013
Cuisine
Asian
Type of Meal
Desserts
Vegetarian-friendly
No
Level of Difficulty
Intermediate
Speed
Long

Serves 4-6 Prep time 25 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes

75g corn flour
75g plain flour
380g egg whites
40g sugar
1 bunch ripe yellow bananas, sliced into 1-cm rounds
vegetable oil for deep frying
icing sugar for dusting

  • Sift corn flour and plain flour together to combine.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk egg whites with an electric beater until stiff peaks form. Add sugar and continue to whisk until white and glossy.
  • Add in mixed flours, a little at a time, and stir until smooth and fully incorporated.
  • Heat up vegetable oil in a wok. Test it is hot enough by inserting a chopstick into the oil, it should bubble on the side.
  • Scoop up some of the egg white mixture with a small teaspoon, drop a banana coin in the middle and layer more of the egg white mixture to cover.
  • Slowly slide the coated bananas into the wok and deep fry till golden brown.
  • Drain, dust with icing sugar and serve immediately.