Maruyang Saging (Banana Fritters)
You would not be a certified Filipino if you do not know what ‘maruya’ is. Or one that has been in the Philippines, if you haven’t tried eating our infamous banana fritters. Well, you do not need to travel far and long to have a taste of it. Enjoy this recipe — whenever and wherever you are.
4 pieces ripe saba bananas or plaintains
1 cup sifted all purpose flour
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
5 tablespoon packed raw (brown) sugar
Vegetable oil for frying
Roasted sesame seeds, optional
- In a bowl, beat the eggs. Gradually add the milk, all purpose flour and baking powder. Mix profusely to avoid lumps. Set aside.
- Next, add the salt and sugar. Mix. Let stand for about 4 hours.
- In the meantime, peel the bananas and cut into pieces (2 inch length and 1/2 pieces). Repeat until done.
- In a pan over medium heat, heat oil until bubbles start to appear. Dip banana pieces in batter and fry until golden brown in color. Repeat until done.
- You can use a bamboo skewer or serve as it is. Top with roasted sesame seeds for that added smoky flavor.