Maruya (Fried Banana Fritters)
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 6-8
  • 4 pieces large ripe plantain bananas
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups canola oil for frying
  1. Peel bananas and slice thinly across, about ⅛ inch thick.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg with a fork or whisk.
  3. Add milk and mix.
  4. Add the flour and mix thoroughly until you form a batter.
  5. Throw in sliced plantains and mix gently to coat with batter.
  6. Heat oil in a skillet or frying pan. Using a ladle or measuring spoon, scoop about half a cup of the mixture and drop onto heated oil. Depending on the size of your frying pan, place 3-4 at a time. Do not overcrowd. Fry over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until edges starts to turn brown.
  7. Flip and fry the other side until banana fritters are golden brown.
  8. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to drain excess oil.
  9. Continue frying the rest of the mixture till it's used up.
  10. Place sugar on a separate plate. Dredge banana fritters on both sides with sugar. Shake off excess.
  11. Allow to cool completely before serving.
Recipe by Russian Filipino Kitchen at