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caramel fried apples or bananas

Ingredients For caramel fried apples or bananas

  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    salad oil
  • 1/3 c
    warm water
  • 2/3 c
    granulated sugar
  • salad oil
  • 2
    golden delicious apples or 2 bananas
  • 1/2 c
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    sesame seeds

How To Make caramel fried apples or bananas

  • 1
    In a bowl, mix flour, cornstarch and baking powder.
  • 2
    Add water and stir until smooth.
  • 3
    Peel and core apples; cut each apple into 3 wedges.
  • 4
    (If you use bananas, peel and cut in 1/2 inch thick diagonal slices.)
  • 5
    Place fruit in batter and turn to coat evenly.
  • 6
    Into a deep pan pour oil to a depth of about 1 1/2 inches.
  • 7
    Heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • 8
    Using chopsticks or a spoon, lift one piece of fruit at a time from batter and let excess batter drip off, then lower fruit into hot oil.
  • 9
    Cook several pieces at a time until coating is golden brown (about 2 minutes).
  • 10
    Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • 11
    Generously oil a flat serving dish.
  • 12
    Fill a serving bowl to the brim with ice cubes; cover with water.
  • 13
    Place sugar, water and oil in a ten inch frying pan; stir to blend.
  • 14
    Place pan over high heat.
  • 15
    When mixture begins to bubble (about one minute), shake pan continuously to prevent burning.
  • 16
    Continue cooking and shaking pan until syrup *just* turns a pale straw color (about 9 minutes).
  • 17
    Immediately remove from heat, add sesame seeds and swirl to mix.
  • 18
    (Syrup will continue to cook after you remove it from heat and color will turn golden in a few seconds.)
  • 19
    Drop fruit into syrup and swirl to coat evenly.
  • 20
    Using two spoons, immediately remove each piece of fruit and place on oiled dish so pieces do not touch.
  • 21
    At table, dip each piece of fruit in ice water so coating hardens and fruit cools.
  • 22

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