Cardamom-Spiced Fried Bananas
2ripe but firm bananas, peeled and cut in half lengthwise (i used small ones)
1 Tbspbrown sugar (coconut sugar, raw sugar, piloncillo, etc.)
1/4 tspground cardamom (used minced & then freshly ground the cardamom using a pestle and mortar
1 Tbspghee or clarified butter (read *note below)
2 Tbspfresh orange juice
1/4 tsporange blossom water, to taste (optional)
How to Make Cardamom-Spiced Fried Bananas
- *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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Arrange the banana slices cut side up on 2 serving plates.
- 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.