Saturday, 18 April 2015

Green Banana and Bacon Fritters

This really is a marriage of two cultures, two cuisines and two essential breakfast ingredients eaten in two different parts of the world: Jamaica and England. Green Bananas are widely used throughout the Caribbean and if you are unsure what a green banana is, it is not an unripe bananas that you find in many supermarkets. Green bananas flesh is firm and they can not be eaten uncooked, once they are cooked, the taste is starchy and in my opinion resembles the taste of potatoes. Green bananas are often an accompaniment to the national dish Ackee and Saltfish and no Full English would be complete without rashes of bacon. In my Green Banana and Bacon fritters, I combine two breakfast ingredient staples, to make my perfect brunch. The green banana, when grated and combined with the rest of the ingredients, gives a starchyand distinctive yet delectable taste. These fritters are really a flavour and cultural culinary explosion with each mouthful.

Green Banana and Bacon Fritters. 

Green Banana and Bacon Fritters.

Green Banana and Bacon Fritters.


Ingredients stirred. 
Green Banana and Bacon mixture.

Green Banana and Bacon cooking.

Ingredients – Makes between 5-6 fritters.

2 green bananas peeled and finely grated.
2 rashers of back bacon grilled and sliced into bite size pieces.
150 grams of self-raising flour.
1 spring onion, outer skin removed and sliced.
1 garlic clove, peeled and sliced.
¼ yellow scotch bonnet pepper, seeds removed.
1 egg.
150ml water.
6tbsp vegetable oil for frying.

 In a large mixing bowl, add the grated green bananas, bacon pieces, self-raising flour, spring onions, garlic clove and scotch bonnet pepper. Mix with a wooden spoon so the mixture is combined.
 Add one egg to the mixture ensuring the mixture is coated with the egg.
Add the vegetable oil in a frying pan, on a medium heat.
 Add the water to the fritters mixture, the mixture should have a “drop consistency”, the fritters mixture should easily fall of a spoon. 
 Ladle a medium sized serving spoon size of the fritters batter to the hot frying pan, cook for around 4-5 minutes on each side, until each side is golden brown.
Serve with sweet chilli sauce and enjoy.

I'm sharing my Green Banana and Bacon Fritters to a couple of blog challenges. First up is the fabulous CookBlogShare  a weekly challenge hosted by Supergolden bakes. 

I am sharing my fritters to Simple and in Season, by Ren from and guest hosted by Helen from Fuss Free Flavours. Luckily, bacon and green bananas (as long as you go to ethnic food shops) are in season all year round and my fritters are simple to make.


  1. Looks good and sounds interesting! Book marked!

  2. I absolutely live this idea. I need to make these. Gorgeous!

  3. I designed a Caribbean Cookbook not so long ago but I haven't really tasted any of the foods myself. This looks very intriguing and super tasty! Thanks for linking with #CookBlogShare

  4. You'll have to try Lucy, I eat Caribbean all the time, it's delicious :-) x


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