The Sweet Comfort of Pisang Goreng (Plantain Fritters)

The opulence of glazed natural plantain caramel.

In Indonesia, particularly west part of Java island, you will find a lot of street food vendor selling fried snacks. Such as bala-bala (also known as bakwan, fried wheat flour batter with added vegetables), fermented soybean fritter, fried cassava, cireng (tapioca starch batter filled with peanut paste), comro (fried cassava batter filled with oncom), misro (a kind of sweet comro with palm sugar filling), gehu (bean curd filled with vegetables and fried with batter), sweet potato fritter and plantain fritter. All in one cart.

One of the famous fried snack vendor in Bandung is the one around Dalem Kaum. I must say their plantain fritters are winning, using several kind of plantains with different ways of processing. The most I love is their gegodoh, which use a very ripe plantain. A sweet, tender, greasy treat, with the opulence of glazed natural plantain caramel. And, by the way, it tasted even better when served with a cup of tea or black coffee.

Heaven is as simple as a plate of plantain fritters and a cup of jasmine tea with The Famous Five.

Pisang Goreng - Gegodoh
(Plantain Fritters)

  • 1000 ml oil for frying
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt
  • 300 ml water
  • 3 ripe plantains

Preparation methods:
  1. Heat the skillet in medium, pour in the oil.
  2. Meanwhile mix flour, vanilla, salt and water to make a batter.
  3. Peel the plantains and cut it anyway you like.
  4. Cover plantains with batter, fry in fair heat until tender. Drain and put on kitchen towel.
  5. Serve while hot, with tea or black coffee.
Yield 3 serves.

Sweet comfort. Don't you care to dive in? Go on, I know you want to..

This post is also linked to Simple Lives Thursday #49.
The food blog event is hosted by five awesome Iowa bloggers, Diana, Annette, Alicia, Wardeh and Mare.

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