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Surinamese Bakabana with Peanut Sauce - Sweet Plantain Fritters
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Surinamese Bakabana with Peanut Sauce - Sweet Plantain Fritters

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Surinamese
Servings: 8
Calories: 219.44kcal


  • Sauce Ingredients:
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon galangal powder
  • 1/3 cup Kecap Manis
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Fried shallot garnish
  • Bakabana Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup self rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup + 3 tablespoons club soda
  • 2 ripe plantains skin should be black
  • Oil for deep frying


  • To make sauce, combine peanut butter, galangal powder, Kecap Manis, lime juice and 2/3 cup water in a saucepan.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes until sauce is smooth and thick.
  • Meanwhile, let's make our Bakabana.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, salt. Whisk to remove any lumps.
  • Add club soda and mix until you have a thick, smooth batter.
  • Peel plantains. Slice once horizontally. Cut each half into 3 slices, so you will have a total of 12 slices.
  • Heat enough oil for deep frying in a deep skillet.
  • Dip plantain slices one at a time into the batter so that it is evenly coated on all sides.
  • Place in the hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove to a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  • Garnish peanut sauce with crispy fried shallots.
  • Serve Bakabana with peanut sauce.


Calories: 219.44kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.12g | Protein: 6.2g | Fat: 10.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.86g | Sodium: 732.49mg | Fiber: 2.27g | Sugar: 8.51g
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