Beignet don't have to be sweet do they? I used them in my Crazy Ingredient Challenge with ripe Bananas and Onions and they were awesome with a spicy sauce. Sweet and savory in each bite.
Banana Onion Beignets
I have missed the last couple of Crazy Ingredient Challenges. Last month I made a bread recipe, and even though it tasted good, the bread just didn't rise so I had to abort my mission. So this month I wanted to make sure my recipe would work.
This month's challenge ingredients are ripe bananas and onions. As I use plantains in may different recipes, both savory and sweet I decided that I would just substitute ripe bananas for ripe plantains. I also had some spicy tomato salmon sauce that we made to eat with fried yams and the recipe worked out perfect. I will be posting the sauce recipe for the Ultimate Recipe Challenge in the early part of March - I have two challenges in one... WIN WIN!
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tbsp minced red onion or 1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp oil
2 tbsp water (optional) *
1 ripe medium banana
oil for frying
In small bowl mix the first 8 ingredients.
Add banana and mix well.
Let sit for 10 minutes
In frying pan heat oil (about 1 inch of oil).
As oil is heating roll out dough in extra flour to approximately 1/4 inch thin and cut into 1 inch squares.
Drop each beignet into hot oil and fry until golden brown on both side.
Drain beignet from oil and let cool on paper towel.
* Cooks note: I didn't use any extra water as I used frozen bananas and when I let them thaw there was lots of fluid. If you use fresh ripe banana you will need water to moisten the dough.
Check out all of the other bloggers recipes using bananas and onions.