Bananas Fosters Egg Rolls
This Banana Fosters Egg Rolls recipe came from having dinner with my girlfriend. This Thai spot had some great food! She was adamant about me having my first Thai food experience so like a good boyfriend I took her up on her offer.
Dinner was great we had sake shots, appetizers and two different entrées. I’m the type of man who believes in finishing a great dinner with dessert. Who doesn’t like a nice sweet treat, right? They offered a dish that consisted of fried bananas and ice cream. Being the foodie that I am I was curious to how they were going to fry the bananas for presentation. There is only one way to cure curiosity and that’s to go for it. We placed the order and the dish came out and I was less than impressed but fully inspired.
The dish was literally sliced bananas in a won ton and fried. There was no added sugar and maybe Thai cinnamon or vanilla; just no real love like the rest of my food experience. I mentioned that this would be great if it was like a banana fosters in an egg roll.
Well I left that idea at the dinner table and did nothing with it for about 2 months until my girlfriend asked me if I ever made that dish I was talking about. The recipe is down below.
When you’re creating recipes, you have a general idea in your head of the finish product but it’s really in the execution of it all that makes your vision complete. I jumped in the kitchen and whipped up the recipe and had a pretty picture at the end but the recipe I never had intention on sharing. Simply because I just tossed a few ingredients together then fried it, so southern of me. However, I did think the recipe could use some tweaking.
Well, let me tell you sometimes you post on social media and get feedback you weren’t expecting. 98 percent of my post is food to give people a hunger trap. When you do that people will like it and say “OMG or WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TOO ME or I NEED SOME OF THAT RIGHT NOW.” Then occasionally you’ll get the “RECIPE, PLEASE” comments. Well these egg rolls had the latter experience and I decided I would share it with the world.
The key to making banana fosters lies in the sauce. The sauce is what makes this dish memorable. Here are the key ingredients to making this amazing dessert.
The perfect banana for a banana fosters should have a few brown spots to maximize sweetness and flavor.
Dark Brown Sugar
The extra molasses in dark brown sugar gives this sauce a rich maple flavor that pairs well with the warm spices.
The banana liqueur maximizes the banana flavor.
The spiced rum does two things. 1) It creates a beautiful sauce 2) It complements the cinnamon and nutmeg.
A little cinnamon goes a long way in this dish.
Nutmeg is a non-traditional ingredient in banana fosters, but it pairs too well with the other ingredients not to add it.
Egg Roll Wraps
You can find egg roll wraps in your local grocery store. Sometimes they are labeled as egg roll skins. They will either be near the produce or frozen foods section.
How do you make Banana Fosters Egg Rolls
Here’s how you make these fantastic egg rolls.
½ cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ cup spiced rum
¼ cup banana liqueur
½ teaspoon vanilla
6 bananas, sliced
12 egg roll wraps
¼ cup water
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons milk
In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, rum, banana liqueur and vanilla then fold in bananas making sure there covered in the sauce.
Take one egg roll wrap at a time, place three banana slices in the middle and fold, use water to seal the top. Repeat until all egg rolls are done.
Heat oil to 350F degrees, fry egg rolls 2-3 at a time depending on the size pan you use for 1-2 minutes each side or until they are golden brown.
In the same bowl that you made the bananas foster in, add powdered sugar and milk and mix until icing is smooth. Drizzle over egg rolls.
Recipe Tips & Tricks:
- The secret is creating the sauce that has brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, spiced rum, banana liqueur and tossing the bananas in it.
- Riper bananas work better.
- Make sure to drain some of the sauce before rolling the egg rolls. You do this because you don’t want your egg rolls to explode while frying.
- Anytime you do any type of egg roll you want some type of moisture in the dish but not a lot of liquid. The moisture helps with the texture of the dish, which lends to a great mouth feel with the added crunch from the fried egg roll.
- Just make sure that you don’t over stuff the egg rolls or they may explode from frying or will not fry all the way through.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about making banana foster egg rolls:
How do you roll a egg roll
Rolling an egg roll is as easy as sealing an envelope. Here are the steps on how to correctly roll an egg roll.
– First, get a large egg roll wrapper and lay it out as flat as you can.
– Next, add ingredients such as your choice of fruit, meat, and vegetables.
– Finally with a bit of water on the tip of your finger start from one corner and rub along the lower edge until it sticks itself to the bottom and is sealed all over.
What are egg rolls made from
Egg rolls are traditionally made with wheat, soybean, or cornstarch dough, although today’s contemporary American egg roll wrappers are often made with wheat flour.
What kind of rum for banana fosters
The best rum to use for banana fosters is spiced rum. The added warm spices to spiced rum maximize the flavor of banana foster. However, if white rum is only available, it will still make a delicious dessert.
Can you make it ahead?
Freezer: Banana Fosters Egg Rolls: You can freeze the egg rolls after they cool off. Place in an freezer storage bag and freeze for 3 months.
Fridge: Banana Fosters Egg Rolls: Place in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days.
Reheating: Banana Fosters Egg Rolls: Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes.
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Common One-To-One Substitution:
Light brown sugar = Dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons Banana Extract = Banana Liquer
White Rum = Spiced Rum
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This is a fast and easy recipe to enjoy year around and the sauce is super easy because you’re just mixing powder sugar with the left-over banana fosters sauce. I hope you enjoy!
Bananas Fosters Egg Rolls
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ cup spiced rum
- ¼ cup banana liqueur
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 6 bananas sliced
- 12 egg roll wraps
- ¼ cup water
- canola oil
- 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
- 2 tablespoons milk
- In a bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, rum, banana liqueur and vanilla then fold in bananas making sure there covered in the sauce.
- Take one egg roll wrap at a time, place three banana slices in the middle and fold, use water to seal the top. Repeat until all egg rolls are done.
- Heat oil to 350 degrees, fry egg rolls 2-3 at a time depending on the size pan you use for 1-2 minutes each side until they are golden brown.
- In the same bowl that you made the bananas foster in, add powdered sugar and milk and mix until icing is smooth. Drizzle over egg rolls.
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