Soft and flavoursome, these little Thai-style Banana and Red Pepper Fritters make a great starter or lunchtime snack. They are a simple vegetarian recipe that everyone will enjoy. Make them spicer if you wish, by adding more chilli powder and serve them with sweet chilli sauce to add that extra zing!
If you don’t have a red pepper, use something else. Grated courgette would work, sweetcorn, or small pieces of green beans.
We enjoyed them before a Thai Green Curry and Sticky Rice, made with homemade paste, made by blending green chillies, ginger, garlic, sunflower oil and lemongrass.
Thai-style Banana and Red Pepper Fritters
Preparation/cooking time 15 mins
1 large ripe banana
½ red pepper, finely chopped
2 pinches of medium chilli powder (or more if you want a hotter flavour)
Pinch of salt
½ cup self-raising flour
1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
1. Mash banana in a bowl and mix in the pepper, chilli and salt.
2. Gradually mix in the flour using a wooden spoon to form a dough.
3. On a floured surface, knead the dough for a minute before cutting it into 4 pieces.
4. Roll each piece into a small ball, then flatten into a circular fritter shape.
5. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan.
6. Fry the fritters on a medium-heat, turning after a few minutes on each side, so they turn a golden colour.
7. Serve hot, with sweet chilli or a satay sauce.