Filipino-Style Wrapped and Deep-Fried Bananas
- Oil, for frying
- 6 large firm-ripe bananas
- 1 package Filipino lumpia wrappers, available in the freezer section of most Asian markets
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten
- Confectioners' sugar, for serving
- Honey, for serving
Heat a deep fryer to 350 degrees F.
While the oil is heating, prepare the bananas: Peel and halve the whole banana lengthwise. Carefully peel the lumpia wrappers apart, taking care not to tear, and, working 1 at a time, wrap each banana half in 1 of the lumpia wrappers, eggroll fashion, and brush the edges with the egg white to seal.
Once the oil has reached the desired temperature, fry the bananas, 2 or 3 at a time, or as many as will fit comfortably in the fryer, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. (Do not crowd.) Transfer to paper-lined plates to drain.
Cut each wrapped banana on the diagonal and serve sprinkled with confectioners' sugar and drizzled with honey.
Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, 2006