Easy Bananas Flambe

Bananas flambe
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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
247 Calories
7g Fat
32g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 247
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 1g
Calcium 9mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Bananas flambé makes an impressive presentation with the lights off because rum is flamed to finish this simple banana dessert dish popular in the French Caribbean. 

This flambé is similar to the New Orleans dessert known as Bananas Foster. 

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 1 lime (squeezed)

Steps to Make It

  1. Peel and halve each banana lengthwise.

  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.

  3. Brown the bananas 5 minutes on each side.

  4. Add the sugar and pour in the rum. Cook for 2 minutes. Flambé.

  5. Sprinkle with lime juice and serve at once.

Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster was created at New Orlean's Brennan's Restaurant in the 1950s. It is similar to the above recipe in that firm-ripe bananas are sliced lengthwise and sautéed. But butter is used, not oil, along with dark-brown sugar, dark rum, lemon juice, and banana liqueur. It is flambéed and served with vanilla ice cream. The dessert was named after a loyal Brennan's customer, Richard Foster.

Source: "French Caribbean Cuisine" by Stephanie Ovide (Hippocrene Books)

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