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Mamaw's Banana Croquettes
A Central Kentucky Tradition
Hi Everyone, this is a second recipe from my mother's collection. We referred to her as Mamaw. Our family was born and raised in Central Kentucky in a small town named Willisburg.
My mother was a fantastic cook and she would often invite townspeople over for Sunday dinner, which Northerners call lunch.
When she would bring out the desserts, the guests would stare at one item on the table and ask her what in the world is that???
She would say Oh!!, this is banana croquettes, they are easy to make. My mother got the recipe from my grandmother and on down the family line.
My mother made her recipe a bit easier than others.
4-6 bananas depending on the number of guests
Spanish peanuts crushed
(optional) peanut butter
You first cut up the bananas lengthwise
Then you spread mayonaisse of your choice over the bananas
Then you roll the bananas around in the crushed peanuts and serve in a dish.
Optional--You can prepare as above but spread peanut butter on after the mayonaisse and then roll in crushed peanuts.
Then serve in a nice dish and serve to your guests!!!
It will be the table talk of the day.