PLANTAIN GORENG! ✨?
Swipe ➡️ to see inside! This is based off of a traditional Malaysian street treat called Pisang goreng which translates to fried banana. Traditionally using a strain of banana that is hard to find out in North America. It’s been so long since I’ve had Pisano goreng and it was always my favorite snack from the street markets when I was a kid. I figured taking plantain which is commonly used in Jamaican food and fuse it with Malaysian style of frying would work deliciously! This super crispy batter gets its texture from rice flour ??
* ½ cup rice flour
* 4 tbsp cornstarch
* ¼ tsp salt
* 3 tbsp coconut sugar
* ¼ tsp baking soda
* Pinch of turmeric
* 1 tbsp sesame seeds
* 2 tbsp shredded coconut
* ⅓ cup ice cold water
* 3-4 VERY ripe spotty plantain (more black parts than yellow)
* Peanut or Sunflower oil for frying
1. Slice plantain in half lengthwise and then into 3 equal pieces so you have 6 slices.
2. In a shallow bowl mix all the ingredients except plantain and water. Then slowly whisk in the water to the batter till you get a smooth batter. You don’t want it thin so start with less water and add more as needed.
3. Heat up a pot with oil about 1 ½ inches. Once it reaches 325F you’re ready to start frying. Coat a plantain slice in the batter and then place it into oil to fry. Flip to the other side after 2 mins or so once the first side is golden brown. Set aside on a paper towel and repeat with rest of plantain. It should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Enjoy warm