A friend gave me bananas from her tree. Talk about sublime! Store bought bananas are no where near as good. Creamy adn a mild, slightly sweet taste Nothing overpowering. Well, Jim got the last banana which he took to work on Monday. He forgot to eat it. When he checked the banana on Tuesday, it was a little too ripe. Instead of throwing it out, I decided to make my favorit banana recipe. Bananas Foster. Absolutely Divine!
The very first time I had even had Bananas Foster was on my honeymoon to New Orleans. We had decided to have breakfast at Brennans. It was on the menu. OMG! I had never tasted anything like it. When I returned home I found the recipe that I am sharing with you now. I have served this many times for guests as our dessert. When I do this, I will serve it in a large dish. Put some extra rum on top. Light it. It’s a lovely display.
A little bit about Brennans, they have reputation made on classic Creole dishes like turtle soup, shrimp Creole and crabs Bernaise. If you are in New Orleans, definitely go there for their weekend brunch. You won’t be disappointed! In traditional New Orleans fashion,
Brennan’s also has created their own special dishies. The most famous Brennan’s creation is Bananas Foster, bananas flambéed in a caramel sauce and served with ice cream. They also have a wonderful Eggs Benedict that they make the way you want. I like artichokes instead the Canandian ham. Go there if you get to The Big Easy!
Now here is the recipe!
Makes 4 servings
1/4 cup butter or margarine2/3 cup dark brown sugar3 1/2 tablespoons of rum, or you could use 1 1/2 teaspoons of rum extract1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 to 4 bananas, peeled and sliced lengthwise and crosswise1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnutsVanilla ice cream
Prep time is 5 minutes Cook time is 15 m Total time is 20 m
- In a large, deep skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in sugar, rum, vanilla and cinnamon. When mixture begins to bubble, place bananas and walnuts in pan. Cook until bananas are hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve at once over vanilla ice cream.