another popular Filipino snack using Saba bananas.
(this is kind of over ripe, but didn't want them to go to waste)
This variety of bananas is used for cooking different kinds of snacks.
Click here to check out a Turon recipe,
which is one snack using Saba bananas.
Maruya, just like any other fritters, is made with batter then fried.
It is a very common merienda item in the Philippines
and it is pretty easy and also inexpensive to make.
2/3 cup flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 tbsp. baking powder
2/3 cup water
about 4-5 saba bananas, sliced lengthwise or in disks
canola oil for frying
white sugar for dredging
Mix ingredients for the batter, stirring until the mixture is smooth.
Dip slices of bananas in the batter, then fry in hot canola oil.
For clusters, slice the bananas in disks (crosswise) then dip in the batter.
Fry battered bananas in hot canola oil over medium low heat,
about 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown.