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Friday, April 04, 2008

fried bananas

fried bananas, originally uploaded by coffeejitters.

I stepped into Mom's kitchen this morning and she peeked up at me with a sheepish look like she'd been up to something naughty. The place smelled wonderful and I looked around the kitchen as I quized her on what she'd been up too. Fried bananas. That's what she'd been up to. She was standing at the stove nibbling away as I walked in the door. I snapped a picture of what was left and then helped her finish them off. Yummy. If you love bananas and especially if you have green bananas and not enought patience to let them ripen, you must try fried banans.

Fried Bananas
(all measurements to taste)
- butter
- sliced bananas (lengthwise or crosswise, your choice)
- marmalade or other sweetener like maple syrup or brown sugar
- booze (optional)

over medium high heat melt the butter then add the bananas. Saute till they start to carmelize. Lower the heat before adding the sweets to avoid burning. Top it off with a bit of booze (anything from amaretto to rum or whatever your heart desires). Some people flambe at this point, but that just burns off all that lovely booze and who needs to deal with that fire, especially if this is for your breakfast.

Serve this lovely concoction over ice cream or pancakes, or like me, eat directly from the frying pan while standing in front of the stove.

yes I am that much of a heathen.


The Outlaw Baker said...

I would make sure that you use butter to fry those bananas in, olive oil may produce a less than desirable results. Really good with brown sugar and Rum.

Judy Haley said...

of course, the fact that mom was making this dish increases the likelihood that it was made with bacon grease.

But then that might add an interesting dimension to the dish.

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