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Honey Glazed Fried Bananas

November 17, 2007

friedbananas07.jpgFried bananas are a wonderful dessert to serve alone or with ice cream (I like Haagen Dazs Hawaiian Lehua Honey & Sweet Cream). A good drizzle of honey sweetens this dessert to suit your taste. I made this one on an impulse when we had a lot of bananas left over from smoothies, and we were instantly sold.

You’ll need bananas (1 banana makes 4 pieces), sugar, peanut oil for frying, and a light tempura batter.

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Peel the bananas, cut them in half, and slice each half lengthwise.

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Firmly press each slice with your fingers to soften the banana. Lay the banana pieces out evenly and cover them with a generous layer of sugar. You really want to coat the bananas in a good layer of sugar, which will caramelize into a sweet crust when fried.

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Roll the bananas over and coat the other side, so the sugar covers the entire surface.

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Roll the bananas in tempura batter.

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Using an appropriate fryer, heat the peanut oil to 400 F. Make sure not to overload the fryer, or the bananas won’t be crispy. Do a few batches if you have to. Let the bananas fry until they take on an even golden brown.

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Serve the fried bananas with a generous coating of honey, drizzled over the plate. Top it off with a dusting of powdered sugar.

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