Thai Fried Bananas

The best fried bananas you’ll ever taste! (As long as you’re not afraid of the deep-fried part.) What gives this dessert that sweet punch is the coconut milk used in the batter, making for a nice thick and sweet crunch. If the preference is for a thinner batter, use water…though you’ll lose that distinct coconutty flavor.

1 cup rice flour
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar
4 firm bananas
3 cups vegetable oil

Heat oil in deep fryer or pan over medium-high heat.

Combine rice flour, coconut milk, baking soda and sugar to form a thick batter. Bias cut the bananas about half-inch thick. Add bananas in batter and coat liberally. Carefully drop battered pieces into hot oil. Use tongs to flip pieces if not using a fryer basket. Fry until golden brown. Remove from heat and drain on towels. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar or warm honey.