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                         TOFFEE APPLES AND BANANAS
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       lg           Firm apples
    2                    Firm bananas
      1/4   c            All-purpose flour
      1/4   c            Cornstarch
    1       lg           Egg
    1       t            Sesame oil
    1 1/3   c            Oil, preferably peanut
    2       ts           Sesame oil
      3/4   c            Granulated sugar
    2       tb           White sesame seeds, toasted
   PEEL AND CORE THE APPLES and cut each into 8 large
   wedges. Peel the bananas and cut them into 1 1/2-inch
   chunks. Combine the flour, cornstarch, egg and 1
   teaspoon of sesame oil in a small bowl. Mix them well
   to form a smooth, very thick batter. Combine the
   peanut oil and 2 teaspoons of sesame oil in a deep fat
   fryer or wok and heat the mixture until it is
   moderately hot. Put the fruit into the batter mixture.
   Then lift out several pieces of fruit at a time, using
   a slotted spoon, and drain off any excess batter.
   Deep-fry for about 2 minutes, until they are golden.
   Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
   Repeat the process until you have deep-fried all the
   fruit. Just before serving, prepare a bowl of ice
   water filled with ice cubes. Reheat the oil over
   moderate heat and deep-fry the fruit a second time for
   about 2 minutes. Drain again on paper towels. Put the
   sugar, sesame seeds and 2 tablespoons of oil from the
   deep-frying oil into a pot. Heat the mixture until the
   sugar melts and begins to caramelize. (Watch the heat
   to prevent it from burning.) When the caramel is light
   brown, add the fruit sections. Stir them gently in the
   caramel syrup to coat them. Then take them out and put
   them into the ice water to harden. Do a few at a time
   to prevent them from sticking together. Remove them
   from the water and place on a serving platter. Serve
   at once.
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