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Deep Fried Banana Blossom

How to make vegan fish and chips using banana blossom!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Diet: Vegan
Keyword: Battered Banana Blossom, Treat Suppers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Freya

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 400 g Banana Blossom canned, drained
  • 150 g Self-Rising Flour
  • 100 ml Chilled Lager, vegan
  • Salt and Pepper
  • ½ cup Semolina fine (only use if air frying)
  • Canola oil for frying

Marinade for Banana Blossom

  • 500 ml cold water
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Paprika smoked
  • ½ sheet Nori crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon Kelp powdered
  • 1 Lemon juice only

Instructions

To marinade the Banana Blossom

  • In a medium bowl, add 500ml cold water, lemon juice, paprika, salt, powdered kelp, and crumbled nori. Stir well.
  • Add the drained banana blossom and leave to marinade for at least an hour, but even better overnight.
  • Make sure to drain your banana blossom thoroughly once marinated.

To batter your Banana Blossom

  • Preheat your frying oil, either in a deep fat fryer or a large saucepan to about 160c. You want the blossom to fry gently not ferociously in the fat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, some seasoning and the beer. It should be the texture of thick double cream to ensure a good coating. Add more beer if necessary, more flour if too thin.
  • Season the banana blossom on both sides, then lightly dust with flour. This will help the batter adhere to the it.

To deep fry Banana Blossom

  • You may need to fry the banana blossom in batches so dip one piece at a time, making sure it is completely coated before gently plunging into the hot oil. It will fizzle as the batter starts to bubble up and then gradually turn a beautiful golden brown.
  • If you are cooking in a saucepan, you may need to turn the blossom over using tongs as it tends to bob up to the surface.
  • Fry the banana blossom for between 5-6 minutes.

To air fry Banana Blossom

  • If you want to air fry your banana blossom, dip the banana blossom in the batter, and then coat in the semolina. This will stop the batter from flying off the blossom whilst air frying!
  • Spray lightly with oil, then air fry according to manufacturers' instructions, turning halfway through.
  • Drain on kitchen paper and serve with the potato based dish of your choice, preferably chips, and a wedge of lemon
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Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 591mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 57mg