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Recipe for family meals :

Banana Fritters

This recipes comes from Dancer and Graphic artist Martin James. Martin, who originally comes from New Zealand, is now living with his wife and children in Copenhagen as he is currently principal Dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet. You will be able to find out more about Martin when his Biography page is published.

Being so gifted it seems unfair that Martin should also be talented in the kitchen as well but he has agreed to share some of his recipes with us which is great news.


1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
4 firm bananas
5 cups vegetable oil (for frying)

  • In a large bowl combine 1 cup of flour, baking powder, soda and salt.
  • Gradually blend in the water and beat with whisk until smooth.
  • Cut each banana crosswise into 3 pieces. You should have 12 pieces altogether.
  • Coat bananas with remaining 1/2 cup of flour.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  • Dip banana pieces in flour water mixture, coating well.
  • Cook 4 - 6 pieces at a time until golden brown, about 3 - 5 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towels.

Serves 4

Martin James