Maruya (Maruyang Saging) is the Filipino version of banana fritters, it’s one of the favorite afternoon snack for Pinoys. The snack is made out of Saging na Saba coated in a batter and fried until golden brown, the sprinkling of powdered sugar adds sweetness to the dish.
How to prepare & cook Maruya
- Mix flour, sugar, eggs and water in a bowl, make sure that there are no lumps in the mixture. The batter not be too runny or too thick.
- Add the bananas in the mixture and make sure to coat each slices with the mixture.
- Heat up a pan and put enough oil in it.
- Place about 1/4 cup of the mixture in the pan and let it cook for about 2 minutes, flip the fritters and cook for another minute of until both sides are golden brown.
- Remove the Maruya from the pan and place it in a plate with paper towels.
- Repeat the procedure until all the batter have been cooked.
- Sprinkle with granulated sugar (or serve with simple syrup), and serve hot.
- You can add tiny strips of Langka (Jackfruit) for additional flavor & texture;
- Don’t flood your pan with oil, a small amount of oil is enough to fry the fritters;
- For a crunchy Maruya, substitute half of the all-purpose flour with cornstarch.