October 27, 2011

Going bananas!

My humblest apologies.  I know it has been a long time since I posted last.  You see, I have been going bananas - for bananas.  Bananas fried in rice paper, that is.

Its super-easy to make and if I tried to tell you how delicious it all is you would think I'm spewing the most ludicrous hyperbole ever invented.  And that's not hyperbole.

Instead, make it yourself and try it and then tell me if I'm going overboard!

It takes about 10-15 minutes, depending on how many you make.

Here are the instructions (and sorry that the pictures aren't great; I've been using my mobile device a lot lately):

1) Peel some bananas.  If they're big, cut them into quarters.

2) Put some brown sugar into a deep plate with some warm water.  Place a sheet of rice paper into the sugary, warm water for about 30 seconds (or until the rice paper is pliable but not fragile).

3)  When the rice paper is ready, wrap your banana like you might a burrito.  Tuck in those ends!

They should look like this when you're done.

4) Heat up some oil (I use corn oil).  Get it good and hot.  You don't want to try frying your wrapped bananas until the oil is ready.  When it is, fry!  You might want to use a splatter guard since there might be a bit of water on your wrapped bananas and hot oil and water don't like each other.

The frying doesn't take long - and you don't want it to, otherwise your bananas will get too mushy.

5) When your wrapped bananas are nice and crispy, place them on a paper towel or other clean, absorbent surface.

6) You can sprinkle all sorts of things on top.  Cinnamon, cocoa, icing sugar, maple syrup... the opportunities abound!  My favourite is just a touch of maple syrup and icing sugar.

7)  Enjoy!


Carole said...

Sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it. Years ago a Haitian friend introduced me to fried plantains; I thought I'd discovered paradise for my taste buds.

Fawn said...

It's totally drool-worthy, Carole. Mmmmmmmm.