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New Orleans Bananas Foster

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New Orleans Bananas Foster

New Orleans Bananas Fosters. This recipe is paying homage to the iconic New Orleans dessert packed with cinnamon, rum, and brown sugar.

Bananas Foster

Bananas Fosters Cooking Tips:

If you don’t feel comfortable with flambéing the dessert, just cook, until the mixture reaches a boil. This will help evaporate the alcohol.

What is bananas foster?

Banana dessert is made by sautéing bananas in brown sugar, cinnamon, and rum, and served with vanilla ice cream.

Where did bananas foster originate?

Bananas foster is a New Orleans dessert created in the 1950s by Chef Paul to honor the chairman of New Orleans Crime Commission, Richard Foster, who was in charge of cleaning up the French Quarter.

Why do you flambé?

Flambé is a technique used to burn off the alcohol out of a dish while maintaining liquor and liqueur flavors. The best alcohols for flambéing are liquors and liqueurs with high alcohol content (80-120 proof)—cognac, dark rum, triple sec, Cointreau, brandy, bourbon, whisky, and kirsch.

4 Flambéing Tips:
1. Use a liquor or liqueur with high alcohol content. You need to use one that has 80-120 proof.
2. Use a large skillet. Your skillet needs to be large enough to hold your ingredients and handle high heat. Stainless steel and cast iron are best.
3. Light quickly. If you wait too long, your food will absorb more liquor than desired.
4. Use a long handle lighter or long handle match. When flambéing, you want to be safe. Using a long handle lighter or long handle match will give you a safe distance from igniting the fire. If the fire gets too large, use a lid large enough to cover the skillet and suffocate the fire.

Bananas Foster Flambe

How do you make bananas foster?

  1. Turn on the heat to medium in a large skillet, melt the butter and add the dark brown sugar, stir until sugar is melted. Add the bananas, cook for 3 minutes on each side. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Pour in the spiced rum and banana liquor, shake the pan, and with a long handle lighter, flambé the sauce. Baste the bananas with flaming sauce until flame dies out.

Can you make ahead?

Fridge: Bananas Foster: Bananas foster can be made one hour in advance. Just stop

Reheating: Bananas Foster: Turn on heat to medium, add all ingredients in a small or medium sauce pan, cook until mixture starts to boil. About 10 minutes or less. *Depends on how much you’re reheating.

Bananas Foster

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Substitution Options:

Common One to One Substitutions:
Light Brown Sugar = Dark Brown Sugar
Dark Rum = Spiced Rum
Granulated Sugar = Raw Cane Sugar

Bananas Foster

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Bananas Foster

New Orleans Bananas Fosters

New Orleans Bananas Fosters. This recipe is paying homage to the iconic New Orleans dessert packed with cinnamon, rum, and brown sugar.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Creole
Keyword: bananas foster egg rolls, dessert egg rolls
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 persons
Calories:
Author: Kenneth

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 4 medium bananas peeled, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup spiced rum
  • ¼ cup banana liqueur
  • pint vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  • Turn on the heat to medium in a large skillet, melt the butter and add the dark brown sugar, stir until sugar is melted. Add the bananas, cook for 1 minute on each side. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Pour in the spiced rum and banana liquor, shake the pan, and with a long handle lighter, flambé the sauce. Baste the bananas with flaming sauce until flame dies out.
  • Evenly divide ice cream amongst 4 bowls or plates and pour hot bananas foster over ice cream.

Notes

If you don’t feel comfortable with flambéing the dessert, just cook, until the mixture reaches a boil. This will help evaporate the alcohol.

If you make this recipe, make sure to take a picture and share it on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @kennethtemple so we all can see that deliciousness!

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