Maruya

zOld - Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious")

Maruya or Banana Fritters are battered bananas deep fried then sprinkled with sugar before serving. A very popular merienda (afternoon tea) in the Philippines, usually cooked at home but it can also be seen sold by street vendors. Like any other cooked banana dishes in the Philippines it calls for a special type of banana called cardaba bananas, nearly similar to plantains but this variant is fleshy, sticky, waxy, sweet and very firm hence its popularly used for cooking.

Ingredients

4 pcs saba (Cardaba banana), sliced into 3 portions lengthwise
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 pc egg
pinch of salt
sugar
oil

Method

1. In a bowl combine together flour, baking powder, milk, salt and egg. Mix well until smooth.
2. Add the sliced bananas.
2. Heat oil in wok then place bananas one slice at a time.
3. Turn heat to…

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Posted on December 17, 2012, in Food in Pinas and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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