Margarita's International Recipes

A Cambodian Menu

CheK Chien

Fried Banana Nuggets

I'm still not sure if chek chien is a dish cooked in Cambodian homes (though I don't see why it wouldn't be). What's certain is that it is featured in the menus of most Cambodian restaurants, and that is delicious. It's also easy to make and fairly cheap - if you don't deep fry the bananas, but rather use enough oil as to fry them on each side. My family loved it, and as I have many wonton sheets leftover, I will make it again soon.

The original recipe calls for one banana for 2 people. I used 3 bananas for two adults and two children (one of which barely eats). I think it's more realistic to use one banana per person and modify the quantities respectively - the result is too good to just have half.

Fried Banana Nuggets



Cut the spring roll sheets in half.

Mix the banana chunks with the sugar and the vanilla extract. Place each chunk into a half spring roll sheets and envelope it.

In a small wok or frying pan heat the oil to hot. Add the banana chunks and fry on each side until golden. Sprinke with powdered sugar. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Adapted from a recipe at Asia

Cambodian Recipes | Margarita's International Recipes | E-mail