Green Banana Fries

Green Banana Fries

Victoria M.H. 2

"I learned about this when I was in Kenya. I've never tasted better fries nor more nutritious fries. Potatoes aren't that common in Kenya but bananas and roots are. They taste as good as any fast food French fries and are healthier. Green bananas are the healthiest because they have all their vitamins where ripe ones lose most of them because they're too ripe. Green banana's do not have a strong banana flavor at all. It's very deceptive and very healthy. I couldn't stop eating them."


40 m servings 214 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 15.3 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.1g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 65 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Peel the bananas using a knife, as they are not ripe and will not peel like a yellow banana. Slice into long thin wedges or strings to make fries.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy deep skillet over medium-high heat. If you have a deep-fryer, heat the oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place the banana fries into the hot oil, and fry until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oil, and drain on paper towels. Pat off the excess oil, and season with salt. Serve immediately.
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I had made banana fries before I found this posting, and I want to add that for people who must monitor their blood glucose, green bananas have resistant starch which is less likely to elevate b...

Yum, Amazing! With a little ketchup, you couldn't tell the difference! Be sure to use small green bananas, and cut them really thin!!

I fried these in olive oil to make them even more healthy. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Thanks so much for sharing! I made these for my family because they LOVE french fries and I am trying to get them to eat better. My partner has not had fries in over a month and so she felt ther...

This is an excellent french fries substitute. I am not a banana person I don't like the flavor at all. These taste like french fries if you get the small green bananas. I know some people can't ...

Quite curious, it is also prepared as a side dish in the northern part of Colombia (cities that run along the Atlantic Coast). The tricky part, peeling the unripe (green bananas). Might recomm...

Yummy! We loved these fries - especially the kids. I fried them in peanut oil and sprinkled with salt. Then, served them with Ranch dressing for dipping. Very different and a nice change of pace...

I love love love these! Everyone I serve them to cannot believe they aren't potatoes! The riper the better! All I do is thinly slice the bananas, spray a pan with pam then spray some pam on top ...

so simple and delish! there's still a hint of banana taste, but coupled with a little salt it creates an interesting and irresistible combination (kind of reminds me of fried plantains...)