You read that right. Banana fritters. The foster part of the title means rum, and it’s in the form of a tasty rum dipping sauce, which is also delicious eaten by the spoonful.
This is another one of those recipes I wouldn’t have made if it weren’t for Baked Sunday Mornings. There’s no obligation to participate every week, but after more than two years of making every single recipe, it’s kind of hard not to.
Fritters are fried, but I’m not afraid of frying. The batter is simple to make, just some mashed up bananas and flour, along with spices. And rum, of course. I didn’t use banana liqueur, because I didn’t have any. I have a pretty well-stocked liqueur cabinet, but banana isn’t a flavor I really want in there.
The fritters are light and flavorful, not too strongly banana. I used a small disher to portion out the batter. If the portions are too big, the middle of the fritter won’t get cooked before the outside is very dark brown. Smaller fritters are the way to go here.
It’s my opinion that the fritters are really just a vehicle for the rum dipping sauce, though. Sugar, cream, rum… and more of that banana liqueur. I’m still not buying it. I used vanilla extract instead.
To get the recipe and see the other entries from this week’s Baked Sunday Mornings head on over to Baked Sunday Mornings.
- Bananas Foster Fritters (Baked Explorations, p. 176)
Wow, picture-perfect fritters, those look amazing!
they look great! i ruined mine :(
Wow! Your fritters are gorgeous…perfectly shaped and bet they tasted as great as they look. Yours are the prettiest I’ve seen so far. Nice work!
Picture perfect, Sheri! And, I agree, I probably wouldn’t have tried this recipe, either, but am so glad I did. We indulged in the Creme de Banana because John makes Bananas Foster fairly often. I keep thinking of things to pour that sauce on! But, I could just drink it!
Great looking fritters, Sheri. Couldn’t agree with you more on the rum dipping sauce!
Super picture! They look perfect. I so know what you mean about how you wouldn’t make a certain recipe if it weren’t for this group. I have only been participating a short time, but I figure it is the best way to ” widen my horizons” and try things I might not otherwise have tried.
Beautiful fritters! I woudln’t have tried this recipe either, if it hadn’t been part of the challenge. Not a fan of frying. But I’m so glad I did try it (more so after the second time I fried them). Love the rum sauce. I too used vanilla.
Your fritters do look perfect!
Wow! You are faithful…2 years. We all loved these also..this is a keeper recipe.