Turn Overripe Bananas Into Dinner for Two!
I recently found myself with 4 overripe bananas, and the determination to make use of them before they went bad. The result? A delicious and healthy vegan meal. My brilliant idea was really just my twist on traditional Jamaican banana fritters. I simply added milder spices, and salt to balance the sweetness - and voilà - a Caribbean inspired meal for two.
There's actually quite a lot you can do with old bananas; everything from banana bread and gluten free pancakes, to smoothies and ice cream - all of which I plan on trying one of these days. However, this particular night I had what I had, and it was way to late to go to the grocery store, so I made do.
-4 overripe bananas
-1/2 cup of flour
-Salt and pepper
-Lawry's Seasoned Salt
-Peel and mash bananas
-Beat egg, flour, salt, and spices
-Then blend egg mixture with mashed bananas
-Add flour into the banana/egg mixture, and continue to blend
-Add oil (I used avocado oil) to a frying pan and place on medium-high heat
-Once the oil is hot, pour the banana batter into frying pan (batter using 4 bananas should make about 6 fritters).
-Flip when you see the edges turn golden brown.
I paired my fritters with garlic spinach, spicy black beans, and vegetable fried rice (the frozen kind from Trader Joe's is to die for).