Banana Fritters


      1 cup          all-purpose flour

      1 Tablespoon   baking powder


                     freshly ground white pepper

    1/4 teaspoon     ground cinnamon

                     freshly grated nutmeg

      1 large        egg

      1 cup          buttermilk

      2 pounds       bananas, peeled and cut into

                       3-inch chunks on the diagonal

                     powdered sugar, for dusting


Preheat a deep fryer or a deep pot of oil to 350 degrees F.  In a

medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, a dash of salt

and pepper, cinnamon, and the nutmeg, to taste.


In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and the buttermilk.  Whisk

into the flour mixture until smooth.  Let rest for 30 minutes in the



Dip the banana chunks in the batter and fry until golden brown,

about 4 minutes.  Remove and drain on paper towels.  Dust with

powdered sugar and serve.




source: The Food Network

        Wolfgang Puck,

        "Adventures in the Kitchen,"

        Random House, 1991