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Fried Banana

Fried Banana –  This is a simple recipe, but a good one. It has a nice gooey interior and a crispy crust around the edges.  It’s a sweet tasty treat that can be eaten as a side dish, snacks or as is. It’s simple, quick and delicious.  Once you give this a try, you will fall in love with it!

Fried Bananas

Some people are familiar with fried plantains, but not a lot of people know that Bananas can be fried.  Yes, bananas can be fried, and they can be quite addictive if done right.  You can serve it as a side dish, dessert or eat as is.



There are a couple of people who love to add sugar and cinnamon to their fried Banana to make it an exotic dessert. I usually don’t do this because Banana is sweet on its own. However, I do like to sprinkle a bit of salt on it to give it a sweet and salty taste.

The addition of salt may or may not be necessary depending on your preference. If you want to use this as a dessert, I will advise you skip the salt. On the other hand, if you choose to use this as a side, I will advise you season with a tiny amount of salt.

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How to fry Bananas

  • To make fried Bananas, simply
  • Preheat some cooking Oil, enough for deep frying.
  • Peel the bananas and slice into about a half-inch thickness.
  • Season with salt (optional) and fry.
  • Remove from the Oil and drain inside a colander once both sides are well fried
  • The result will be a well-fried banana with a gooey interior and a nice crispy crust around the edges.


You can watch the video on how to fry Bananas below:

How to choose the right Banana for making fried Banana

Choosing the right banana is very important when making fried bananas.

  • It’s important to choose a semi-ripe or ripe but firm bananas like the one in the picture below. The Banana should be yellow with Green tips. The result will be a well-fried banana with a gooey interior and a nice crispy crust around the edges.
  • If you choose the really ripe Bananas, it will turn out oily and mushy, and if you choose the over-ripe ones, it will completely disintegrate inside the Oil.
  • No, green Banana is not an option to consider for this recipe.

Right Bananas for frying

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  • Try not to drain on a paper towel because they are soft and highly caramelized. They will stick to the towel
  • If you like to have it over Ice cream, feel free to sprinkle it with some sugar and cinnamon before frying it.
  • If you are not eating the fried bananas immediately, try to put them in a plate and separate each of the slices, this will prevent the bananas from sticking to each other.


I love to serve my fried Bananas with Grilled Fish, Rice, Stew or just eat as is. Let me know how you like to eat yours!



Fried Banana

Fried Banana -  This is a simple recipe, but a good one. Fried Bananas are sweet tasty treats can be eaten as a side dish or even snacks. Once you give this a try you will definitely fall in love with it because it's simple, quick and delicious!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: African, Asian, Mexican, north american
Keyword: easy, homemade
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 420kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu


  • 4 Bananas
  • Salt optional
  • Vegetable oil enough to deep fry


  • Peel the Bananas and cut into slices about a half-inch thick. Season with salt (optional)
  • Fry in oil over medium to high heat flipping over a couple of times until golden brown.



Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 1690mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 302IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

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