A Light Ending
Rice Flour Meets Bananas and Baking Powder
Vietnamese Fried Bananas or Chuoi Chien makes a light ending to a Vietnamese meal, or any meal, for that matter. The use of Sugar reflects the typical sweet taste that is often seen in Vietnamese cuisine. The mixture of Rice Flour with regular wheat Flour is a characteristic Vietnamese technique. Use of Baking Powder in the mix is a Fusion aspect from French culture.Fried Bananas
2 ripe Bananas
1 teaspoon sugar
6 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
2 tablespoons Rice Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
4 tablespoons Sugar
½ cup Water
Oil for deep frying
First peel the Bananas and cut in half lengthwise, then in half crosswise.
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of Sugar over the Bananas and let stand for about 15 minutes.
For the batter, mix the Flour, Rice Flour, 4 tablespoons Sugar, Baking Powder and water in another bowl.
Heat about 1 inch of Oil in a small saucepan to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Dip the Banana pieces into the batter and deep-fry until golden brown. Serve hot. This recipe makes 8 small Vietnamese-style dessert portions.