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Caramel Covered Banana Fritters Recipe

"This is my family's favorite twist on a banana split," says Heidi Duquette of Morrisonville, New York. "It's delicious on a warm summer night."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup lemon-lime soda
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 4 large firm bananas, cut into quarters
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
  • Vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and chopped pecans, optional

Directions

  • 1. Place flour in a small bowl. Combine egg and soda; stir into flour just until moistened.
  • 2. In an electric skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. Coat banana pieces with batter. Fry bananas, a few at a time, for 1 minute on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • 3. Drizzle with caramel topping. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream and pecans if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: As a substitute for 1 cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.