Ingredients (for 4 persons):
2 banana, ripe but not soft, peeled, cut into 1 inch thick
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup plain flour minus 2 Tbps
2 Tbps rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
optional: caramel or honey or maltose
optional: chopped nut
1. To prepare batter: mix flour, rice flour, salt, baking powder and buttermilk.
2. Dip the cut banana in batter and deep-fry it in medium/medium-high heat until it turns golden.
3. Drizzle with honey/ maltose and sprinkle some nuts.
In Hongkong some restaurants like to dip the deep-fried banana into hot caramel, then drop it in cold water right away, drain immediately. This way each deep-fried banana is coated with crunchy caramel. It is fun to eat and fun to watch. But in a home-kitchen to complete the whole task the timing is a bit tricky, especially when there's a party going on. Therefore, I prepared this caramel "basket handle" beforehand, later I used it to garnish this banana dessert.