PINASarap:MARUYA (BANANA FRITTERS)
Maruya is a Philippine delicacy of fried bananas dipped in batter, usually served sprinkled with sugar. It is a popular streetfood just like its cousin, the turon.
Some versions of maruya use kamote (sweet potato), corn, and buko (coconut meat) instead of banana. High-class restaurants serve this delicacy drizzled with syrup or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- 1 cup all purpose flour or Rice Flour
- 10 small saba, a starchy variety of banana, usually eaten cooked
- sugar for coating/dredging
- Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
- Add milk, sugar and lightly beaten egg to flour mixture. Mix with a fork until nearly smooth, then set aside in a cool place.
- Peel the banana pieces, cut out the dark portions at both ends, and remove the stringy parts on the sides.
- Flatten lightly the banana pieces, or slice if desired.
- Dip the pieces in the batter, remove excess, then carefully drop into pre-heated oil in a sauce pan. Deep-fry pieces until golden brown.
- Drain excess oil before serving.