There are days when I don’t think of my late father at all, but once in a while, his memory just invades my brain…
His death day is coming up and I just remembered one of his favorite foods – maruya, or banana fritters. When I was a child, we made maruya by estimating the ingredients. We didn’t have measuring cups or spoons then. We went by the texture, more or less.
These days I like having measurements because I like that B can follow the recipe!
about 5 saba bananas, sliced diagonally
1 cup flour
6 tablespoons vanilla sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, egg and milk together. Add the banana slices. Using 1/4 or 1/3 cup measure, pour mixture into hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle some vanilla sugar on top.
Best served warm/hot.
Just a note – traditionally the bananas are sliced lengthwise and shaped into a fan shape, but I like mine in more manageable pieces so I sliced my saba bananas diagonally.