Our blog is full of fun facts and top tips about bananas, but did you know that un-ripened they have different benefits? No? Well pay attention because here are the facts:
Now you know the benefits, here’s a tasty recipe to get you hooked on the green stuff:
vegetable oil, for deep frying
small handful small (unripe) green bananas, cut into thin slices
¼ tsp ground turmeric
¼ tsp salt
chilli powder, to taste
Heat the vegetable oil in a deep, heavy-based saucepan until a breadcrumb sizzles and turns golden-brown when dropped in. (CAUTION: hot oil can be dangerous – do not leave unattended.)
Add the slices of banana to the pan and, using a slotted spoon, try to separate the chips from each other as they fry.
Mix together the ground turmeric and salt in a small bowl.
When the banana chips are beginning to become crisp and the edges are golden-brown, carefully sprinkle over the turmeric and salt mixture. Stir gently to combine. When the banana chips are golden-brown and cooked through, remove them with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.
Sprinkle over chilli powder, to taste, and serve at once.