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Caramelized Goodness for Monkeys (and People, Too)

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | December 19th, 2008 | Appetizers, Desserts, Recipes, Tapas Monday
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As my husband and I adore cheese in almost all forms, we often order cheese plates at restaurants.  Recently, we sampled a cheese tray that had some sort of roasted banana on it.  The banana was served sliced in half lengthwise, still inside its peel.  Presented in this form, it had a wonderfully sweet taste and a creamy yet firm texture.

As I was planning this past Monday’s tapas menu, the roasted banana came to mind.  I thought it would accompany some baked brie, strawberries, and melba toast quite nicely.  However, I wasn’t sure how I would create my own roasted bananas.

Most of the recipes that I found for roasted bananas required using a grill.  Being winter in New Hampshire, I had no interest in standing outside in the cold and dark to prepare part of our meal.  I decided to try my hand at sauteing the bananas to see if it would produce a similar result.

Happily for my tapas partner and me, it did!  As the bananas were pan fried instead of grilled or roasted, they caramelized ever so slightly in the pan.  I considered sauteing the bananas until golden brown, but I did not want to lose all of the firmness of the banana.  With the sweetness and tenderness of this recipe, I think these bananas could be used as a topping for ice cream also.

Caramelized Goodness for Monkeys (and People, Too)


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Cook Time
5 min

Cook Time
5 min

Ingredients
  1. 2 bananas
  2. sugar
  3. 4 tsp. almond liqueur
Instructions
  1. Peel bananas.
  2. Cut in half lengthwise and again widthwise.
  3. Preheat nonstick frying pan over medium heat.
  4. Sprinkle cut side of bananas with sugar.
  5. Place bananas sugar side down in heated pan.
  6. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Flip, and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  8. Remove pan from heat, and add liqueur.
  9. Return pan to heat until liqueur flames.
  10. Once flame dies, place bananas on a dish, and serve immediately.
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