I began to heat up a heavy-bottomed pot with canola oil. I used a candy thermometer to make sure I got the oil to the right temperature, between 350 and 375 for fried doughnuts.
While the oil was heating I mixed together some Bisquick, milk, egg, sugar, vanilla, and the lonely banana, which I mashed.
Once the oil was hot, I used my smallest cookie scoop to drop teaspoonsful of batter into the pot.
The fritters puffed and turned golden brown. I used a slotted spoon to flip them over and then removed them to a stack of paper towels to drain.
After a few minutes of draining, I tossed them into a doubled-up brown paper bag with powdered sugar. I shook, shook, shook them to cover them with the sugar.
The kids gobbled them up as fast as I could make them!! I tasted one too......
Crispy and sweet and banana-y......everything a banana fritter should be!
Here's the recipe that I whipped up this morning. Enjoy!
1 cup Bisquick Baking Mix
1 banana, mashed
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons sugar
powdered sugar for tossing fritters in
Stir together Bisquick, mashed banana, milk, egg, vanilla, and sugar. Heat oil to 350-375, using a candy thermometer to ensure the right temperature for deep frying. Drop batter by teaspoonful into the hot oil. Turn with a slotted spoon until golden on both sides, about 3 minutes total. Remove to a stack of paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining batter. Toss fritters in a brown paper bag with powdered sugar. Eat immediately. Yield: about 25 fritters.