Ever wonder what to do with those almost overripe bananas?
Yes, you can make banana bread. But, you can also make fried bananas (this one’s for you, Whitney & Kortney…) This was sort of a self made creation my sisters and I came up with on our weekend nights in the kitchen. We always loved ice cream and we always had extra bananas around. After a little trial and error, we came up with what we thought was a delicacy – think bananas ala mode.
Thompson Fried Bananas
Start with a frying pan heated over medium high, melt about 1-2 tbsp. butter in the pan, slice a banana in half lengthwise and place in pan (cut side down). Sprinkle with cinnamon, add about 1-2 tbsp. brown sugar (to taste), can also add chopped walnuts or pecans. Saute until golden brown, then flip and repeat for other side. Bananas will become soft and develop a caramelized crispiness on either side.
Serve with vanilla ice cream & enjoy.