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Sweet Fritters

Ease of Preparation: Moderate

Preparation Time: 15-20 min

Cook Time: 10-15 min

Servings: 4 to 8 servings

Recipe By: Mirta Yurnet-Thomas

From:  A Taste of Haiti
Used with permission of Hippocrene Books

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Sweet Fritters

This dessert is particularly favored during carnival time, when it's sold on the streets everywhere. It's important that the bananas be very ripe and soft.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
3 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2  eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted
2 cups vegetable oil
2  overripe bananas, mashed or sliced
Mix flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon in one bowl (dry ingredients). Mix the eggs, vanilla extract, milk, and melted butter in a separate bowl (wet ingredients). Mix the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and mix until the batter is smooth.

Heat the oil. Add the bananas to the butter right before frying. Add a tablespoon of batter at a time to the hot oil. Turn over when first side is golden brown and fry second side until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper. Sprinkle with sugar and serve hot.

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