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August 30th, 2011

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11:23 pm - Cajun Fried Banana
After my Red Rice and Beans tonight, I was really craving a fried plantain. Maybe it was the vaguely Carribean feel of the whole thing. Anyway, I had a banana, but I felt like when I've had fried plantains in the past, they were usually a little seasoned. I didn't know what spices to use and I didn't have a lot of time, so I took a guess. Later in the evening I googled recipes and it seems like I was probably wrong -- most of the fried plantain recipes I can find just use butter and plantains. In any case, mine turned out ZOMG DELICIOUS, so I figured I'd share my 'mistake' with the rest of you. =)

Cajun Fried Banana

1 banana*, cut lengthwise into flat strips (I didn't measure the width, but I got about 5 strips out of 1 banana)
1 tsp olive oil
Chili powder
Jamaican Allspice (I don't know if this is different than other Allspice)
Pinch of sugar

Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat while you slice the banana. Lay banana strips in pan, and dust the top side with chili powder. Cook for about 3 minutes and flip. Dust the other side with the allspice and sugar. Cook another 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and let your tastebuds marvel at the phenomenal taste combinations.

*Since I'm in Hawai`i, I used an apple banana, which is both smaller and a little less sweet than the variety I usually see on the mainland. But I'm sure the recipe would work just as well with a full sized 'nanner, though you may want to leave out the sugar in that case (or not!).
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Date:August 31st, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
mmmm, yummy.

This is an awesome vegan dessert, and pretty healthy too since you don't need to add much sugar
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Date:August 31st, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
Honestly, you could probably skip the sugar altogether without an issue. =)
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Date:September 2nd, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
I've done fried bananas many times, but adding the spices... this sounds fantastic!
Date:September 24th, 2011 10:14 am (UTC)

mature madre follando

THX for sharing.

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