Thursday, September 29, 2011

Vintage Recipe Linky Party: Banana Fritters Recipe

In this day and age many, perhaps most people are concerned about health and staying slim. Yet more and more are becoming obese. We have TV shows like The Biggest Loser. It used to be that the "fat kid" in class was the odd ball. Today, those kids are the norm in our child's school. Isn't it odd that in earlier decades people could eat a Breakfast of Champions with cholesterol-laden eggs, grease-packed bacon, and a fat steak while remaining skinny? Or how about doughnuts and fruit fritters? Today, we find women surviving on salads, grand-parents restricting after-school snacks, real dads going to the gym, and young children dieting. Does it work? Of course not. Our country is becoming fatter.

banana fritters with vanilla ice cream and toffee sauceMy theory? It's all the genetically modified foods, the chemicals, the artificial additives, the corn syrup, the preservatives, the ingredients we can't pronounce, the man-created laboratory experiments they call food. We are treated like guinea pigs, and too many of us pay for this poor nutrition. We pay twice. Once at the cash register, and again with our health.

My solution? Eat a wide variety of real foods, preferably organic, use moderation and stay active. That's what families in earlier decades and centuries did. There was no such thing as TV dinners, fast foods or 24-hour gyms. And organic? There was nothing else. Even it they didn't have a term for it, all food was organic.

And people could enjoy some banana fritters like the recipe I'm sharing with you today.

Fritter Batter Recipe
Banana Fritters
1 cup flour
1/3 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 cup milk
Sift flour, measure, and sift with sugar and salt. Combine eggs and milk. Add dry ingredients. Mix until smooth. The amount of sugar may be decreased to suit the sweetness of the fruit.

Banana Fritters Recipe
3 bananas
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon orange juice
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
Peel bananas. Quarter. Sprinkle with sugar, lemon and orange juice, and orange rind. Cover. Let stand 30 minutes. Dip in fritter batter. Fry in deep fat (365 F.) until brown. Drain on crumpled absorbent paper. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with lemon sauce. 6 servings.

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  1. Those fritters sound great joy. I have broiled lamb chops and a nice glamorous fruit desert. Have Fun.

  2. Hi Joy! Great post! I rarely buy processed foods anymore. I've linked up my Apple Butter. Enjoy!


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