Make These Winning Top Chef Banana Fritters at Home
Well, lucky for us, Bravo has posted the recipe for the winning dish online today. Last season's Top Chef winner, Michael Voltaggio, re-creates Ed's spicy banana fritters in a way that makes it easy to make at home. And even if you're not interested in cooking it, the video gives a better glimpse behind the making of this winning formula.
We've also transcribed the recipe to make it easier for you, after the cut.
Ed's Spicy Banana Fritters
2 cup flour
2 TBS black and white sesame seeds
1 tsp. baking powder
3 TBS sugar
salt to taste
1 TBS honey
2 large eggs
2 cups of hoppy pale ale
Mix above ingredients until thoroughly incorporated.
Large bananas cut into 1-inch medallions
Sambal Oelek or similar chili paste
wooden skewers for serving
2 TBS cinnamon mixed with 4 TBS granulated sugar
2 cups of vegetable oil heated to 350 degrees
Brush banana medallions with a little bit of sambal chili paste; then spear medallions on skewers and dip in batter to coat. Dunk the coated medallions in the hot oil and fry for about 1 minute, or until the fritters become puffy and golden brown. Transfer fritters to a paper-towel-lined tray and sprinkle them while hot with cinnamon and sugar mixture. To finish, put a dollop of chili paste on a plate and place fritters on top. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!