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cardamom-spiced fried bananas

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Recipe by
Vallèe du Willamette, OR

Middle "Easternized" recipe from Delicious Living.

(1 rating)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cardamom-spiced fried bananas

  • 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)

How To Make cardamom-spiced fried bananas

  • 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.