Cardamom-Spiced Fried Bananas

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@Celestina9000

Middle "Easternized" recipe from Delicious Living.


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Serves:

2

Prep:

5 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2
ripe but firm bananas, peeled and cut in half lengthwise (i used small ones)
1 Tbsp
brown sugar (coconut sugar, raw sugar, piloncillo, etc.)
1/4 tsp
ground cardamom (used minced & then freshly ground the cardamom using a pestle and mortar
1 Tbsp
ghee or clarified butter (read *note below)
2 Tbsp
fresh orange juice
1/4 tsp
orange blossom water, to taste (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
*Note: you can use regular butter in this recipe but you will have to reduce the heat to medium to avoid burning.

In a small bowl combine the brown sugar and cardamom.

Spread half of the sugar-cardamom mixture on a plate and [gently] press the cut side of the bananas into the sugar-spice.
2
Heat up the clarified butter or ghee in a pan on high heat or medium-high heat depending on the "temperament" of your stovetop. Arrange the banana slices singly and cut side down. Cook for 1 minute.
3
While the bananas are cooking sprinkle the other half of the sugar-cardamom mixture over the bananas. Carefully flip the banana slices over and cook another 15 seconds. Be careful! If you cook the bananas too long they will turn mushy!
4
Arrange the banana slices cut side up on 2 serving plates.
5
Pour the fresh orange juice (and orange blossom water if using) into the pan and using a whisk swirl it around to collect any of the browned bits. Immediately pour the orange sauce over the cooked bananas. Serve hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian