How to Repair a Torched Beignet (Bonnie’s Banana Fritter Recipe)

Hey Peeps!  Some of you may have seen, on Instagram, that Dave brought home yummy beignets for us, from his trip to New Orleans last week.   They did not disappoint!

 

 

Most of us ate our beignet after dinner that same night, but Carter was too full and decided he’d save his.

The next day, when he had a break between school subjects he asked if he could have his beignet, and I thought I would use the convection setting on our microwave to reheat it quicker than it would take to heat the oven.  The title of this post tells you…I torched his one and only, irreplaceable, world-famous Cafe DuMonde beignet!

 

 

Giant crocodile tears ensued, and I scrambled to think of a way to make this up to him.  What similar, southern, fried treat could I whip up while he worked on his math problems?  Oh, I know…my mom’s banana fritters!  Yes!  Carter loves bananas, they are quick, easy and I had all of the ingredients on hand.

My mom used to make these once in a while as a special treat and we loved them!  Do any of you remember calling your mom to ask her how to make this or that when you were newly out on your own…I mean way back in the olden days before Pinterest and YouTube 😉 ?

Long story short, the fritters “repaired” the torched beignet.

 

(It was apparently crazy hair day at Casa Young 😉  )

I’m all about quick, easy and delish and this checks all three boxes!

 

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Bonnie's Banana Fritters
If you've got a couple of over-ripe bananas and a sweet tooth (or you just torched your son's one and only beignet), these fritters are just the thing!
Course dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5-10 minutes
Servings
(depending on how big you make them)
Ingredients
Fritter Ingredients
Simple Syrup Ingredients
Course dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5-10 minutes
Servings
(depending on how big you make them)
Ingredients
Fritter Ingredients
Simple Syrup Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add all fritter ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir until a thick batter is formed (no need to get out your mixer for this one).
  3. Using a large spoon, drop batter into about an inch of piping hot oil, in a frying pan. Turn heat to medium, turning fritters until they are golden brown.
  4. Drain fritters on a paper towel.
  5. In your smallest sauce pan, bring water, sugar and vanilla to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve fritters in individual bowls, with a generous amount of syrup ladled over them. Top each fritter with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
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1 Comment

  1. sherrie snyder
    February 8, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    Love it!!

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