Bananas Foster

Sheri Raleigh-Yearby

By
@ChefSheShe

Timeless New Orleans favorite. Simple ingredients build rich flavors.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Pan Fry

Ingredients

1 lb
bananas
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 c
brown sugar
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/2 c
banana liquer
1 c
rum

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare and assemble the Bananas Foster at the dinner table when you are ready to serve them. Light an alcohol burner or table-top stove and set a 12-inch copper flambé or crepe-suzette pan over the flame.
2
Arrange all the ingredients conveniently beside the pan. Place a scoop of ice cream on each of four chilled individual dessert plates and set them to one side.
3
Combine the butter and brown sugar in the flambé pan and stir until the mixture becomes smooth syrup. Add the bananas and baste them with the syrup for 3 or 4 minutes, then sprinkle in the cinnamon
4
Carefully pour in the banana liqueur and rum, and let the liquors warm for a few seconds. They may burst into flames spontaneously. If not, ignite them with a match. Slide the pan back and forth until the flames die, basting the bananas all the while.
5
Place two banana halves around each scoop of ice cream, spoon the sauce over the top and serve at once.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tag: Heirloom