Filipino Maruya I (Banana Fritters)

Maruya (Banana Fritters)

Maruya (“Banana Fritters”) is one of my favourite merienda when I was in the Philippines. They sometimes place it in a bamboo stick and sometimes they shape it like a hand fans. I miss that moment especially after siesta that when we woke up, my mom cooks us merienda delicacies like this maruya during hot summer day.

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 ripe saba (banana plantain), peeled and sliced lengthwise
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • flour, for dredging · sugar
(Cooking Tables)

Cooking Procedures :

  1. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add milk and egg, beat until smooth.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan (or a large saucepan) over medium heat.
  3. In batches, roll banana slices in flour and then dip in batter. Fry in hot oil until golden brown.
  4. Drain on paper towels. Roll in sugar. Place in a serving dish and serve.
VARIATIONS:
Maruyang Camote
Use sweet potato slices in place of bananas. About 2 medium sweet potatoes sliced 1/4″ thick.

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15 Responses to “Filipino Maruya I (Banana Fritters)”

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  1. tiyanak says:

    so yummy ^_^
    is the same like nay make!

  2. Leyo says:

    they are so GOOOOOD!

  3. Chris says:

    I love Banana Fritters too! My mother fries them just in oil, without any batter, then sprinkle them with sugar and cinnamon.

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    Chris – http://welovechicken.com

  4. Mhay says:

    Maruya is one of the favorite snack of all the filipinos.
    I tried to cook it and its very delicious i felt like i’m in my home country while eating it….

    can i be a member so i can learn more about cooking delicious filipino recipes.

    Thanks and regards,
    Mhay

  5. margarethor decarsal says:

    maruya is so helpful to have our business

  6. fely says:

    I tried most of your recipes they are delicious. Glad to find your website

  7. i think this dessert is so simple and easy but delicious….^_^

  8. Girl7496 says:

    This was perfect I made it for my project and it was well received by everybody. It didn’t turn out exactly the same though but it was still great

  9. jem says:

    my hubby loves maruya.. I will cook it for him. hope he likes it.

  10. akeng says:

    I’ll try it today…I hope I can make it good as you guys…

  11. anne says:

    great!:)i just did the recipe…it was delicious!:)

  12. Stella says:

    I made some today. It’s so delicious!

  13. mae says:

    i love maruya.

  14. Freek says:

    Nice and I will try it.
    Can I become a member so I can see more?

    Greetings fom Holland: Freek

  15. gail martie says:

    i think this maruya is very delicous

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