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Jamaican Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters, a recipe passed down from generations!  My great grandmother Aida Oats, would use old, over ripe bananas to make this tasty Friday treat.    She never cooked a big meal on Fridays!  As children we had a name for Fridays, (Fried Food Fridays).  We looked forward to Friday every week!  Our favorite to eat, grandmas sweet, tasty, banana fritters which she would serve with hot coco tea.

Below are photos of the Banana Fritters Process

Ripe Banana
Ripe Banana
Banana Fritters Batter
Banana Fritters Batter
Banana Fritters Frying in Olive Oil
Banana Fritters Frying in Olive Oil
Fry Fritters until Golden Brown
Fry Fritters until Golden Brown
Fritters are Ready to Eat!  Dive In~Jamaican Style
Fritters are Ready to Eat! Dive In~Jamaican Style
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Jerk Tofu Jamaican Style

What’s Tofu?  According to Wikipedia:

“Tofu (Chinese豆腐 dòufuJapanese豆腐 or とうふ tōfuKorean두부 dubu), also called bean curd, is a food made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. It is a component in many East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisines.[3][4] There are many different varieties of tofu, including fresh tofu and tofu that has been processed in some way. Tofu has a subtle flavor and can be used in savory and sweet dishes.”

Tofu
STEP 1:
CUT TOFU TO YOUR LIKING

My mom makes a banging Jerk Tofu!  Trust me friends when I say, I’m a meat lover and there is nothing that excites my pallet more than red meat but magic fingers mom  has mastered Jerk Tofu and I look forward to eating this delicious delight every time she sets it on the table!  “If you don’t know, now you know!”  Jerk Tofu is the BOMB!  Words of a meat eater!

11HAUZ will be catering in Park City,  at Park Silly Sunday Market and L’Oakley Grown Community Market in Utah!  Jerk Tofu will be on our signature menu!   If you’d like a taste come check us out!

We will be posting market days/calendar in an upcoming blog post!

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STEP 2:  SEASON AND GRILL TOFU
STEP 2:
SEASON AND GRILL TOFU
STEP 3: MARINATE TOFU IN SAUCE BEFORE SERVING
STEP 3:
MARINATE TOFU IN SAUCE BEFORE SERVING

Sweet Yellow Plantains Fried

Sweet Yellow Plantains
Sweet Yellow Plantains

As a child, I looked forward to Sunday breakfast or dinner each week.  My reason, Fried Sweet Plantains! We were served 1 or 2 slices for breakfast or dinner! Although 1 or 2 never satisfied our starving palettes!  Receiving 1 was prized beyond many other Belly Full servings.

In our family, plantains are cut in an oval shape:

Plantains Sliced
Plantains Sliced

Plantains, bananas mother.  Is sweet, delicious, tasty, down right mouth watering!  The texture can be soft or compressed.  Slices, thin or thick.  Fried until golden brown or dark! No matter your poison, plantain never fails to satisfy in flavor or texture!

Plantains Fried
Plantains Fried

Have you tried fried Plantain? If not, take the opportunity to check for it in your local market!  Happy Plantain frying!

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