Its Very Simple to Learn How to Sauté Bananas
We all know that bananas are healthy and provide us with many benefits and are a great snack. But you can also sauté bananas without losing those healthy advantages. Most of the time you don?t need to add sugar since...
We all know that bananas are healthy and provide us with many benefits and are a great snack. But you can also sauté bananas without losing those healthy advantages. Most of the time you don?t need to add sugar since a banana is sweet enough on its own. But if you?re making a yummy dessert with sautéed bananas then think about adding to the oil some vanilla, honey or cinnamon instead of regular sugar. So how do you Sauté Bananas? It?s very easy and these straightforward steps will teach you exactly how to sauté bananas.
How to Sauté Bananas
- The first thing you need to do is peel your bananas.
- Put them onto a cutting board and, with a knife, slice them into bite-sized pieces.
- If you prefer, you can also cut each piece in half again.
- Next, set a frying or sauté pan at medium-high heat on the stove.
- Add one or two tablespoons of canola oil in the pan.
- Put the cut-up bananas in the pan when the oil has become hot and is sizzling.
- The bananas need to cook for about two or three minutes?or until they?re a nice golden brown.
- Flip the banana pieces over with a spatula and let them cook for another one to two minutes or until they?re lightly golden brown.
- With the spatula, take the bananas out of the pan immediately and put them onto a plate or on top of some delicious pancakes and enjoy!
If you?re searching for a wonderful sautéed banana dessert, you?ll want to try Bananas Foster; it?s a yummy treat for your family or guests! The recipe was first created in New Orleans at Brennan?s Restaurant in 1951. It mixes bananas, dark rum, cinnamon, banana liqueur, brown sugar and instead of canola oil it uses butter. The banana combo is flambéed and then served over scoops of ice cream. Be very careful when pouring any alcohol into a hot pan?alcohol is flammable and you could get burned! If you want to make the traditional recipe, look no further than the Brennan?s website.
The smell of sauteed bananas and sweet brown sugar fills the room. It pervades the savory that is dinner and entices green-eyed onlookers with flames of elated anticipation.
Bananas foster is classic and scrumptious; and doesn't have to be a dining out only experience. Homemade bananas foster will have you doing the banana dance in your kitchen and wondering why it took you so long to hop on board.
This simple recipe calls for brandy. If you have brandy tucked away in your locker of libations, great! If not, scotch works, a dark rum would fit nicely. Perhaps even a flavored vodka, but stick to similar flavors. Think caramel or vanilla, Van Gogh even makes a banana flavored vodka! So, be creative! Anything with an alcohol content high enough to flame and doesn't taste like black licorice will probably do.
Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Servings: 2
- 2 large balls of your favorite vanilla ice cream* (coconut ice cream can be substituted for a non-dairy version)
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 oz brandy
- whipped cream (optional)
- nutmeg (optional)
*Form 2 ice cream balls (soft ball size), wrap in plastic wrap and freeze at least 4-6 hours in advance.
- In a nonstick pan on low-med heat, melt butter and brown sugar together.
- Slice banana and add to pan.
- Cook, stirring gently for about 3 minutes.
- Pour in brandy, let cook for a few seconds.
- Now we are going to flambe! Using a long reach lighter, light the bananas on fire. Keep your face away from the pan or you will lose your eye brows! The flames will extinguish once the alcohol has burned off.
- Unwrap and place your ice cream in two deep bowls.
- Scoop mixture evenly into each bowl.
- Top with whipped cream, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Do your best banana dance!
These two recipes provide you with some delicious variation on eating bananas. They show that you don't always have to eat them straight out of the peel!
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