Banana Fritters

Bananas, ripe
Gosling’s Black Rum, optional
Vanilla ice cream, optional

Beer Batter:
1/2 cup flour
salt, a pinch
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup beer
1 egg white, stiffly beaten

Beer batter: Combine the flour and salt. mix the egg and melted butter. Stir in the beer, gradually. Pour this mixture over the flour and stir only until smooth. Leave the batter in a warm place for about an hour. Then fold in the egg white.

Peel ripe bananas, roll in flour, then dip in beer batter. Fry in deep fat until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and roll in cinnamon-sugar. Serve at once. If desired, top with vanilla ice cream and black rum. Heat black rum, light it and pour flaming over bananas when serving.

Source: Adapted from Bermudian Cookery cookbook.