Bánh Chuối (Fried Bananas)
November December 2013
From Ching Li
2 medium bananas – buy bananas that are not curved
8 medium-sized egg roll wrappers
1 egg white
condensed milk (optional)
Set a deep fryer over medium heat. Cut each banana in half crosswise, then cut each half in half lengthwise so that you have 8 pieces. Wrap each piece with the egg roll wrapper. Roll as you would a taco, tucking up the sides and the bottom. Using a brush or your fingers, spread a little egg white on the open edge of the wrapper to bind it closed. This will prevent the egg roll wrappers from opening when you fry them. Place the wrapped banana pieces on a plate or tray with the edge side down.
Fry the rolls until golden brown. Remove them and drain them on paper towels, then serve warm with a drizzle of condensed milk, if you like. Serves 4.