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Easy Online Recipe for Fried Bananas

Updated on September 19, 2013

Fried bananas

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Here is an easy online recipe for fried bananas. In various Caribbean and Latin cultures, it is common to use plantains for cooking a side dish. In a Jamaican dish for example, the three elements of rice and peas, plantains, and meat such as curried chicken make up a common entrée. Plantains are often used by Cubans, Puerto RIcans, and Trinidadians as well, just to name a few. Depending on your own location, plantains may be difficult to find in your local grocery store. Within the United States for example, the plantains are easy to find in certain neighborhoods where cultures bring high demand. Neighborhood grocery stores and supermarkets that do not see a high demand for plantains do not always stock them. If you are craving some delicious plantains and looking for a simple substitution, here is an easy recipe for fried bananas. Sweet and scrumptious, these bananas can be served in the dinner plate as a side dish or in a smaller dish as a dessert. Using the type of dish in which creme brulee is often served makes for a nice presentation. These fried bananas can be served alone, with a little extra cinnamon sprinkled on top or with some vanilla ice cream. You might have seen the latter offered on the dessert menu of a local Thai restaurant.

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 First, peel the bananas and slice them. There are many ways in which you might choose to do so: lengthwise or in smaller thin slices. As with plantains, you will often see them cut and presented in different ways. Below are some examples. Length wise works wells for the dinner plate and smaller slices are good for a dessert dish.


 First, heat a frying pan with a coating of extra mildly flavored olive oil or canola oil. While the oil is heating, pour 1/2 cup of white flour, 1/4 cup of brown sugar and and two tablespoons of cinnamon into a bowl and mix to distribute evenly.

Next, take the slice of banana in whichever sizes you chose to cut them and dip them into the bowl of flour mix, coating well. As you coat each slice, place it into the heated frying pan.

 Observe your fried bananas as they begin to turn a golden brown and flip them with a spatula as needed. Allow excess oil to drip out as you remove the banana slices from the pan or absorb excess oil on a paper towel before transferring the bananas to serving dish.

Done, serve and enjoy!


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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks James!

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      James Timothy Peters 5 years ago from Hammond, Indiana

      I've always wanted to know what ELVIS saw in fried bananas. This is an interesting HUB - Write On!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 5 years ago from USA

      Hi Thuy, Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you thought these were really good. They are such an inexpensive treat too.

      Hi IdeaMorphist, thanks for being enthusiastic about this recipe. I hope you enjoyed it a lot when you made them.


      Thanks so much. Adding butter and honey also sounds scrumptious.


      Journey *

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      ChefMamaJoy 6 years ago

      Hey I am making it now journey! I usually do it with butter and honey. But if I like it I wil give you a repectful shout on my blog!

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      IdeaMorphist 7 years ago from Chicagoland

      I will be making these ASAP :)

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      Thuy 7 years ago

      I just tried these and they are really good!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Thanks so much BkCreative. Enjoy the dish when you cook it. It takes just a few minutes to prepare.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I've been wanting to do this - but so far my recipes have been a mess. Thanks for this. It's exactly what I am looking for.

      I'll bookmark - and rate up! Yay!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Hi Dame Scribe, I hope your sons will enjoy this sweet and tasty food. Thanks for posting a comment.

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      Dame Scribe 7 years ago from Canada

      Never tried fried bananas or plantains before. Something new for my sons :) thanks!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      Hi Lgali, thanks for commenting! I appreciate it.

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      thanks for nice recipes

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 8 years ago from USA

      John Z, thanks for your nice comment. Hope you enjoy these fried bananas when you cook them up.

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      John Z 8 years ago

      Wow! Sounds great! can't wait to try it. Thank you for the easy to follow recipe.