One of the best things of having a mixed background is that I like so many foods. My father is from Surinam and one of the many things he would make is baka bana. Just the other day I realised it has been a while so time to share with you this favorite. Besides plantain it contains only four ingredients and if you choose the right plantain you get my favorite side dish delicious pan fried baka bana. Ready to see how? Lets get started!
Surinam foods is actually a melting pot of many different cultures. The creool, Javaan, Chinese and Indian foods al come together there. That is probably the reason why I like these types of foods so much as I have amongst other things Creool and Chinese blood in my family (and lots more but I will not bore you with my family history). Ever since I remember my father would make us roti and roti chicken and baka bana. To eat as a snack to eat as a side dish.
The main ingredient is a plantain. I am sure you can use a regular banana and I have eaten it in Chinese restaurants but I like it better with plantain. Plantain looks like a banana but takes longer to get ripe.
There are many discussion on when you can eat a plantain and I like to eat it when it is totally ripe. You have to cook it though you can not eat it like a regular banana. While I like a regular banana not to be over ripe with plantain for me it is a must. The riper a plantain (the skin is almost black) the sweeter it gets.
With some flower, baking soda, water and a pinch of salt I make a batter (so technically it is a 5 ingredient recipe). I slice the plantain and dip it into a thick batter. You could bake them in a fryer but I just use a small cooking pan with a layer of oil. Heat it up and bake the baka bana until golden brown. Turn and pan fry the other side.
You can eat it with satay sauce (peanut sauce) but it also tastes great with icing sugar or chocolate sauce.
How to make delicious pan fried baka bana
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I’m showing you how to make baka bana. Besides plantain it contains only four ingredients and you get delicious pan fried baka bana. Lets get started!
- 1 ripe plantain
- ½ cup of all purpose flour
- ½ tsp of baking soda
- Snif of salt
- ½ cup of warm water
Put the all purpose flour in a bowl and add the baking soda and salt
Stir through and add the water. Whisk into a batter similar to pancake batter
Cut the plantain in small slices
Dip each slice of plantain in the batter
Heat a baking pan and cover the bottom with oil
Pan fry about three pieces of baka bana at a time
Drain on kitchen paper.