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Bananas Foster

January 14, 2015

Aaaahhh! There’s no place like home! This is one of the foods that reminds me so much of home, South Louisiana. This is a specialty dessert from New Orleans. Bananas Foster is one of my all time favorite desserts. My dad is a pro at making it and it is as good or better than any top notch restaurant in New Orleans. Sorry, Commander’s Palace. My parents were visiting us here in the Bay Area for Christmas this year and I had my dad make it not once, but twice. I hadn’t eaten it in a long time and it was much needed and appreciated! And… it exceeded all expectations. I had gotten a copper skillet and stand for my wedding 7 years ago and it was definitely time to break it out and use it. It is completely gorgeous! See…Serves 6-8

Serves 6-8

 

5 bananas split and cut twice or 3 times

1 stick butter

1 cup sugar

8 oz brown sugar

3/4 cup crème de banana (split)

1/2 cup white rum (heated in the microwave for 45 seconds plus maybe 30 more) you have to watch it so it’s just before it boils

or 151 rum

1/2 gallon ice cream

sterno

 

Heat butter and sugar in a copper (or stainless steel) pan over a sterno. You can do this at the table for your guests. If you don’t have a stand with sterno and a copper pan you can do this over a gas stove on low. Use a regular pan that is not nonstick.) Let the butter and sugar melt.

Melt butter and sugar

Melt butter and sugar

Add 1/4 cup of crème de banana.

Add Creme de Banana to the butter and sugar.

Add Creme de Banana to the butter and sugar.

Creme de Banana

Creme de Banana

Add bananas and use a spoon to coat bananas with mixture.  Stir and make sure they are all cooking. Let the mixture bubble. Add the rest of the crème de banana.

You can control the heat with the top of the sterno can.

Add bananas to the bubbling mixture.

Add bananas to the bubbling mixture.

Continue to let the bananas cook.

The bananas are stating to bubble.

The bananas are stating to bubble.

And now the bananas are bubbling more.

And now the bananas are bubbling more.

Cook until the bananas are sautéed and no longer raw. “When they look soft and fragile, they’re done,” says my dad. Then when they are ready you can pour the 151 in to the pan. If you use regular rum, heat in the microwave for 45 seconds. You may need to heat 30 seconds more. Watch it. It should be just before it boils. Pour in the pan with the bananas and light it. You can light it with a lighter, match or you can tip the pan and the alcohol fumes will catch fire. It will flame up. Let the flames cook out.

Flaming the bananas for Bananas Foster

Flaming the bananas for Bananas Foster

Serve over ice cream with lots of the sauce and bananas.

Serve bananas and lots of sauce over ice cream.

Serve bananas and lots of the sauce over ice cream.

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Bananas Foster

Ingredients

  • 5 bananas split and cut twice or 3 times
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 oz brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup crème de banana (split)
  • 1/2 cup white rum or 151 rum
  • 1/2 gallon ice cream
  • sterno
  • Note: If you use white rum you will need to heat it in the microwave for 45 seconds plus maybe 30 more. You have to watch it so it’s just before it boils.

Instructions

  • Heat butter and sugar in a copper (or stainless steel) pan over a sterno. You can do this at the table for your guests. If you don’t have a stand with sterno you can do this over a gas stove on low. Let the butter and sugar melt. Add 1/4 cup of crème de banana. Add bananas and use a spoon to coat bananas with mixture. Stir and make sure they are all cooking. Let the mixture bubble. Add the rest of the crème de banana. Continue to let the bananas cook. Cook until the bananas are sautéed and no longer raw. “When they look soft and fragile, they’re done,” says my dad. Then when they are ready you can pour the 151 in to the pan. If you use regular rum, heat in the microwave for 45 seconds. You may need to heat 30 seconds more. Watch it. It should be just before it boils. Pour in the pan with the bananas and light it with a lighter, match, or tip the pan slightly and the fumes from the alcohol will catch fire. It will flame up. Let the flames cook out. Serve over ice cream with lots of sauce and bananas.
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