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Banana Fritters for Hanukkah.

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Last Updated on November 15, 2021

Recipe for Banana Fritters

Hebrew:בננה מטוגנת

Eat banana fritters anytime but, in keeping with the tradition of eating fried food on Hanukkah, you might want to try this really simple yet appealing desert.  Your guests will be delighted, after all, who does not like bananas?  In keeping with kosher dietary laws, these banana fritters can be made either parev or dairy.  For the dairy version use milk and for the parev version use water.  If you use a milk substitute like soya milk, almond or rice milk, you can expect a slightly different flavour result and you may need to increase or reduce the amount salt or sugar according to your taste.


  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk or water for a parev version
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 medium firm, ripe bananas
  • Oil — for frying
  • Confectioners’ sugar


  1. Into a small bowl sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another small bowl, beat eggs, milk and oil together with a rotary beater or whisk.
  2. Combine liquid ingredients with dry ingredients; stir until all flour is moistened.
  3. Slice bananas in half lengthwise; with your fingers, dip the bananas into the batter. Drain any excess batter. Drop bananas into at least 2 inches hot oil in a deep -skillet or deep-fat fryer. Fry a few at a time, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately, sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar.

Chef’s Tips

  • Great served with vanilla ice-cream and caramel sauce too!
  • Melted ‘Mars Bars’ make a delicious chocolate and caramel sauce
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