I have eaten combo all my life in Davao. But I kept wondering why can't I find other people selling this goodies? While we all are familiar with maruya (banana fritters), banana and camote q (fried bananas and sweet potatoes), ginanggang (grilled saba/cardaba with sugar and margarine), but combo is never present in any store I frequent to buy these sweet treats for an afternoon snack.
Just recently, I mentioned this to my husband, who by the way is an Ilonggo, and told me that they also had it when he was small. Then I realized, combo is an Ilonggo food! That's why I can't find it in any store in Davao. Too bad, they're missing a lot. :D Or maybe, I can start selling these! Hee hee
What you need:
- 1 bunch of bananas (saba/cardaba variety), peeled and cubed
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/4 water
- 1 Tbsp sugar (optional)
- oil for frying
1. Cut the bananas into cubes. In a bowl, mix the flour, water and sugar. Add more flour if the mixture is too thin.
2. Using a shallow frying pan, heat the oil.
3. Drop a spoonful of the banana mixture and fry for about 5-7 minutes on each side or until it turns golden brown.
4. Remove from pan and drain oil by placing the bananas on paper towels.
5. Serve hot and enjoy with ice cold soda.