Saturday, November 7, 2009

Corn, Prawn And Banana Fritters

I made these fritters twice already. First time here, the second time here. And they are BACK! This time with a new addition - bananas! Yup, here is another great way to use up those ripe bananas instead of making them into cake.

I love them so much I made lots for last night's dinner, so that I could have extras today, as snacks. And even better, I relished every single bite while flipping through a new cookbook (with my non-greasy hand). Ah ...

I took a big bite for your sakes, dear readers ;) Just so you could see what the insides look like.

(adapted from recipe by Amy Van, Today newspaper)

If you want a pictorial guide, click here.

- 150g fresh prawns (shelled, deveined and chopped into small chunks)
- 2 ears sweet corn (peeled, washed, kernels removed from cob)
- 2 shallots (peeled and chopped)
- 1 stalk spring onions, chopped
- 1 red chilli (seeds removed, sliced or chopped)
- 2 ripe bananas, cut into small chunks
- 300g flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 375 ml water
- Oil for deep-frying
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste

1. Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add salt and pepper. Slowly stir in water to obtain a thick batter (batter should slowly drip off the spoon).

2. Add prawns, shallots, sweet corn, banana chunks, spring onions and chilli to the batter. Stir until well-mixed.

3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Drop 1 tbsp of batter into the oil, one at a time, until the skillet is filled up. Make sure your have sufficient space in between fritters so that they don't stick. Flip the fritters to ensure that both sides are browned. Fry in batches.

4. Remove the fritters from skillet and drain on paper towels (I find tempura paper better).

5. Serve with dips, although they are lovely on their own.


  1. This banana fritters' recipe sounds really special and delicious!

  2. Bravissima queste frittelle di banana sono super golose, inoltre le foto sono favolose.
    Un abbraccio Daniela.

  3. I have never had anything quite like that..One day I hope to try them..the photos are mouth pretty with the open cookbook:)

  4. I haven't made fritters for so long! I think I would love your idea of corn, prawn and banana fritters! Well done!!!

  5. Nice touch by adding banana! Ju, your fritters totally rule!!!

  6. Can I use self raising flour instead of flour and baking powder and where to buy tempura paper.

  7. oh they look YUM. I love corn n prawn friters but with banan thats something new to me...must try :)) I like the photos...looks like u had a nice cookbook time ! :))

  8. bravo teochew this looks marvelous and delicious !! Now I am hungry !!
    and if you like funny apple tart come and visit me !!
    pierre from Paris France

  9. What a great way to use up extra bananas (haha which I have in the fridge and the skin is turning black already) and it makes a great treat for tea-time!

  10. I like to visit your blog because it's always amazing
    Corn, prawn, banana, it's the first time I see that !
    And I love !
    Have a good day

  11. What a tasty looking recipe!! I so love these lovely fritters!!

    MMMMMMMMMMMMM,...all the way!! I don't think these would last long,...with my husband & I!

  12. What a creative way of using ripe banana! Definitely a great tea-time snack!

  13. This is awesome, I have never tasted ripe banana fritters and never did it come to my mind to have it with these combination of ingredients. Brilliant thinking :).

  14. something about these babies huh?
    third time making these omg!
    they look amazing by the way.

  15. What a great idea to mix in some banana to the fritters. I have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

  16. When I saw the title, I couldn't imagine them...and then you got me with that one with the bite taken out of it ;-))

    Thanks for another delight!


  17. Ren: Yes, I am sure you can use SR Flour. Also, tempura paper can be found at Daiso.

  18. We love fritters! And the combo of shrimp and corn sounds just perfect.

    Gorgeous photography!

  19. Thsi is a brilliant idea that to add banana chunks to fritter batter!!