Maruya or Pinaypay na Saging (Banana Fan Fritters) are slices of banana plantains (saging na saba) coated in batter, deep fried in oil and sprinkled with sugar. For some people they call it Maruya, but in Cebu they call it Pinaypay and in Bicol they call it Sinapot. It is a favorite Filipino afternoon snack.
For some who is not aware, Pinaypay means fan in Filipino language. This banana fritters is shaped like a fan that is why people call it Pinaypay, because they cook it in fan shape fritters. In manila, it is not shaped like a fan compared to Pinaypay in Cebu.
Need a shortcut version just for family merienda and not business type recipe? Use a Maya hotcake/pancake mix batter, deep it and fry it. Voila!
Maruya Recipe (Pinaypay na Saging)
10 pieces ripe banana plantains (saging na saba)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1.5 cups water
oil for frying
1.Peel the banana and slice into 3 thinly slices and form 3 slices like fan. Set aside
2. In a bowl, mix and combine flour and water until it becomes a smooth batter mixture.
3. Dip each set of Pinaypay into the batter and coat it properly. Shake off excess batter.
4. Deep fry until cooked. Transfer into plate lined with paper towels.
5. Sprinkle sugar and serve.