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Have you ever tried fried bananas?

Asked by Taciturnu (6040points) January 3rd, 2011

A friend of mine called when I was making fried bananas and said she had never heard of such a thing. Have you tried them before? If so, how do you make yours?

Mine are fried in a little “butter” and brown sugar and topped with almond milk and cinnamon when they’re in the bowl.

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MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Yes. And they’re soooo delicious.

crisw's avatar

Yes- there are lots of different ways to make them, but I especially like the Chinese ones with sesame seeds.

Taciturnu's avatar

@crisw Chinese with sesame seeds? Do you have a recipe?

JLeslie's avatar

I don’t like sweet fried plantains. I do like fried green plantains, also known as tostones. I like bananas foster or banana flambe with ice cream, but I never order it.

Taciturnu's avatar

@JLeslie I like all plantains. :) Why don’t you ever order bananas foster or banana flambe if you like it?

JLeslie's avatar

@Taciturnu Because I like cake more. If you ordered the banana flambe, I would take a spoon or two and share with you. My husband hates bananas, so it almost never comes up. Bananas foster is a big dessert here in Memphis, I have never had it here.

JLeslie's avatar

@crisw You made me think about the restaurants in NY that were Cuban and Chinese. My aunt says she used to like to get fried plantains with pork fried rice when she was little. Hahaha.

crisw's avatar

@Taciturnu

I have had them in restaurants; I would never make them at home as they are terribly unhealthy :>)

Here’s a recpe, though.

MissAnthrope's avatar

Tell me this.. what isn’t good fried??

Fried bananas are super delicious. Something about the cooking of bananas (even in pancakes) changes the whole banana experience and it’s sweet and heavenly.

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MyNewtBoobs's avatar

I just got a deep fryer and am looking foward to making them properly. I love them on top of coconut ice cream (which is the hardest to find…) as it’s basically my favorite “ethnic” desert.

JLeslie's avatar

@papayalily I Loooove coconut ice cream. So hard to find. I actually prefer to eat the sorbet, not so many fat grams. Edy’s makes a coconut popcicle. I find them in Walmart and Traget I think. Easiest to find in Hispanic areas.

Kardamom's avatar

I have had them, but I actually like fried plantains (which are more savory than sweet) better.

I’ve had some like these at a fair that were really good. Even better with a side of black beans.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@JLeslie I think it’s Hagen Daz that makes a coconut ice cream – and there’s even a supermarket near me that carries it – but it has sesame seeds or something in it and I prefer it smooth. Sometimes, I have to go to a Thai restaurant and just fork up for theirs.

Taciturnu's avatar

@crisw Thanks, I’ll review the recipe. . . I don’t think many things fried are noted as being healthy, though!

@MissAnthrope Yes, I suppose that’s true! I totally agree that cooked bananas are very different than raw. :)

@papayalily @JLeslie If you guys have a natural foods section at your grocery store, check the frozen foods for Turtle Mountain So Delicious ice cream. It’s made with coconut milk (Really creamy!), and comes in coconut flavor. Yum!

@Kardamom I do like fried plantains, too. They taste a lot like potatoes to me.

JLeslie's avatar

@Kardamom if you are ever at a Cuban restaurant ask if you can have tostones (toast-tone-ees) instead of sweet plaintains. That’s what you want. Tostones are like a thick potato chip, but made with plaintains. Add a little salt, yum! In fact, if you have the restaurant Bahama Breeze by you they have tostones with onions, peppers and chicken on top. Really good.

blackenedbloodred's avatar

You can make a batter similar to pancakes and dip it in and fry. Its called Madoya (madoza) in my culture. You can also wrap it in lumpia or spring roll wrapper! Cut banana in half sprinkle some sugar on top or roll banana in sugar then wrap it. Make sure its the sweet banana. Its called Turon in Filipino. :D Delish!

blackenedbloodred's avatar

Oh! I forgot after you wrap it, deep fry it! :D

Taciturnu's avatar

@blackenedbloodred Thanks for the recipe!

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