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Banana Fritters

Chef James EhlerThis recipe is from Chef James Ehler of Key West, Florida.

James is a webmaster, cook, chef, writer and (like me) a self-confessed computer nerd. He is the former executive chef of Martha's Steak & Seafood Restaurant and the former Reach Hotel (both in Key West), the Hilton Hotel in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and the New Bern Golf and Country Club, North Carolina.

He is now webmaster and cook at the Blue Heaven Restaurant in Key West while he works on his Food Encyclopedia (five years so far). It is well worth paying a visit to James' food reference website which is a useful resource well worth Bookmarking - to visit either website just click on their title:

The Food Reference Website
The Blue Heaven Restaurant, Key West, Florida

If you want to contact James just email him by clicking here

The recipe comes from the original 1896 Fannie Farmer Boston Cooking School Cook Book.


1 cup bread flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 bananas

  • Mix and sift dry ingredients.
  • Beat egg until light, add milk, and combine mixtures; then add lemon juice and banana fruit forced through a sieve.
  • Drop by spoonfuls and fry in deep fat. Drain on brown paper.
  • Serve with a lemon sauce.

Serves 4

James Ehler

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