Banana Beignets

Course : Cookies
Serves: 1
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1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt to taste
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg to taste
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to taste
1 cup milk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Cup vegetable oil -- (for shallow-fat frying)
3 medium ripe bananas -- peeled and cut into 2 inch chuncks
1 Cup powdered sugar

Preparation / Directions:

Dust a medium bowl with powdered sugar, add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon and stir well. In a small bowl, beat together milk, egg and vanilla until well blended. Stir egg mixture in with flour mixture. Stir until smooth. In a deep skillet with 2 inches of hot oil (375 degrees). Use tongs to dip pieces of banana into batter to coat. Fry banana until golden brown, turning to brown all sides. Remove beignets and drain on paper towels. In a bowl with powdered sugar, roll each beignet to coat. Serve warm. Approximately 7 minutes.

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