Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Cokodok - Mashed Banana Fritter


Cokodok, also called Kuih Kodok, is a traditional Malaysian tea-time snack which can be found being freshly fried in road side stalls all over Malaysia. A cokodok is essentially a mashed banana fritter which is round in shape.

My attempt is somewhat of a failure as the fritters didn’t hold its shape instead forming flat patties which almost resembled a banana pancake. Taste-wise however, it was spot on!

I would recommend using a lot more flour than the measly 3 tablespoons – in hindsight, and advice from mum, I realised the batter has to be very thick.

The way to test if the batter has the right consistency is to scoop up a tablespoon’s worth of batter and if it keeps it shape, you’ve got it right (source: mum)

Other than that, this is a perfect way of using up bruised or overripe bananas and it is perfect with a cup of tea!

Cokodok

Yields 5-6 pieces

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas
3 tablespoons flour
½ tsp sugar
½ tsp baking flour
Pinch of salt

Method

1. Mash the bananas.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
3. Heat oil in a pan and drop in spoonfuls of batter.
4. Fry till golden brown on each side.
5. Best served warm.

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