This plantain snack is Indonesian originally, but it’s famous in Suriname too as there are a lot of Indo-Surinamese people living there. Thank God for that because I am absolutely in love with the Indo-Surinamese cuisine.
Pisang Goreng or ‘bakabana’ in Surinamese is easy, cheap and absolutely delicious! All you need for 8 pisangs are:
2 soft plantains. Make sure they are soft and entirely black on the outside.
50 gr flour
half ts of baking powder
pinch of salt
0,5 glas water
oil for deep-frying
Peel the plantains and make 4 slices out of each by cutting them sideways. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Make a well in the middle and add water little by little to make a batter.
Coat the plantains in the batter. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the plantains until they are golden brown on both sides.
Remove them from the pan and drain them on paper towels.
You can dip them in peanut sauce (my fave option), spicy ketchup or chili sauce.