Accra Banana(Deep Fried Corn Fritters)

by ImmaculateBites on 14 November, 2012

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Accra Banana are  deep- fried puffs  which are made out of banana  and some sort of flour, cornmeal, cassava , garri .. the possibilities are endless  .  Many African cultures share a love of Accra banana/Corn fritters in one disguise or another .  Since bananas flourish in the tropics there is  an abundance of  bananas and nothing hardly   goes to waste.


This is a good way to use overly ripe  bananas .I grew up eating accra banana as a late afternoon or night snack . Some people eat this for breakfast with pap/akamu, it can also be a good accompaniment to grilled fish or beans or any other meal.  It is best served hot with hot sauce  on the side.

In this recipe  bananas are mashed and mixed with  cornmeal and flour and  deeply fried to a golden brown  color.This snack can also be nutritious depending on the ingredients used- whole wheat flour can be use with brown sugar for the healthier version as featured here, and everyone would still love it.



























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Accra Banana
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: African
Serves: 3-5
  • 3-4 large Bananas
  • 1 cups Self rising Flour
  • ¾ cup cornmeal
  • 2 Tablespoon Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Oil for deep frying
  1. Mash bananas with spoon or puree bananas in food processor or blender.
  2. In a medium bowl add sugar, salt to the mashed bananas.Mix well to the consistency of a creamy batter.
  3. Add flour and cornmeal. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat oil ( about 3 inches deep) to 375 degrees in a skillet or saucepan.You may also use the oil test by dropping a 1 inch square of bread into the oil. If it takes 60 seconds to brown, then the oil is at 365
  5. Put batter by spoonfuls in hot oil and fry until golden brown . Remove from hot oil , drain well, and serve

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Linda Bello December 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I have been looking for an easy recipe for these for a long time. This fits the bill superbly. I remember eating these growing up and I am looking forward to making these for my kids.


Doreen Gang January 10, 2013 at 7:55 pm

O. M. G. Best recipe ever!!!!!! Thank you so much. I tried it and they came out great!! How do I adapt the recipe now for large quantities. This so going to be my new ‘chop for party dem’ dish. Lol. Wish I could attach a pic. My dipping sauce was blended peper, green/spring onions and maggi cubes. Thanks again.


Africanbites January 11, 2013 at 9:10 am

Just quadruple the recipe, make sure it has the right consistency before frying . If it is too light or soft add a little bit of cornmeal or flour, too thick add a banana or two. Your dipping sauce sounds great! Let me know if you have more questions.


Doreen Gang January 11, 2013 at 10:02 am

OK. Thanks A Million.


zillah May 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm

I like it


Guest October 21, 2014 at 9:16 am

Yes, I made it, and it was very good.
Thank you for the recipe. Will try it next time without the added sugar since my bananas were real ripe.


Olga Menang November 19, 2014 at 9:15 am

Hello again. Just wondering, if oyu use normal flour do you need to add baking powder? Also, is this accra hard? Would it be an idea to mix and let the mixture sit overnight? many questions…. Thanks Immaculate!


ImmaculateBites November 19, 2014 at 9:25 am

Yes, you do need to add baking powder -about a teaspoon. It is not hard . No, it would not be advisable to let it sit overnight. You can mash the bananas and refrigerate and use the next day. Hope this helps


chacha January 3, 2015 at 7:32 pm

Thank you !!!!!!
This was so easy and delicious. My 13 years old and his friends devour them.


ImmaculateBites January 3, 2015 at 7:47 pm

Oh my! I know what you mean. I devour them too! Thanks for the feedback!


Bibi February 3, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Can I use normal all purpose flour?


ImmaculateBites February 3, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Yes, you can . However add 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt and you are good to go.


Bibi February 3, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Merci beaucoup


Delphine March 8, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Love your food. love all your recipies.


ImmaculateBites March 9, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Thanks Delphine, let me know which ones you try! Thanks for taking the time to comment.


Delphine March 8, 2015 at 10:14 pm

love everything


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