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
"Adventures in the Kitchen,"
Random House, 1991