Thursday, February 24, 2011

When Life gives you Bananas

What, pray tell, does one do when one's kids get a little overzealous with their banana peeling?  I walked into the kitchen today and found 4 bananas unpeeled, and not a bite out of any of them. *sigh*

fried bananas

Fried Bananas

2-3 TBSP butter
4 peeled bananas, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
3 TBSP dark brown sugar
(optional) 1/4 cup whole nuts (I used walnut halves... someone at my mom's work has a walnut tree!)
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp poppy seeds
(optional) 1/8 tsp banana extract
(optional) 1/8 tsp coconut extract
Juice of 1 lime or 1.5 TBSP bottled lime juice

fried bananas

In a small to medium skillet, saute the nuts until they are fragrant.  Chop the nuts roughly and set aside.

Add the butter to the hot skillet and melt it over medium heat.  Add the chopped bananas and the brown sugar and stir gently until the sugar is dissolved.

fried bananas

Add the extracts and lime juice and stir until incorporated.
Add the nuts and poppy seeds and simmer until the liquid is syrupy.

fried bananas

Serve warm to someone cute.

fried bananas

I finally got myself a Flavor Bible and have been having gobs of fun with it.  I'll inevitably be sharing some of my culinary successes here.  I promise to withhold the mediocrities, and only share peeks at my failures for your entertainment.


hairyshoefairy said...

Oh, those look so yummy! I'll be printing this one out!

Ginnie said...

This look delish!

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