Honey Whiskey Fried Bananas
Boy, bananas have really been a topic around here lately! One of the meds the doctor gave Kenny was potassium tablets and unfortunately they didn’t agree with him or at least that was our version. Doctors disagree saying that they never heard of these pills causing swelling. So with that, the doc told him to eat as many bananas as possible to get the potassium….Okay so now bananas are a staple here in our abode!
Within the last couple of weeks I heard on TV to wrap the banana stems with plastic wrap to keep them from spoiling so quickly. Then again soon after, I read the same thing on the internet. I had already tried it and have found that it does work although I did have one bad incident and I think it was my own damn fault! I decided to wrap the plastic a little too tight securing it with a rubber band and the banana skins split, OOPS! I also heard that stores were starting to sell them with the stems already wrapped, but I had yet to see that done here until a trip to the grocery store just this week and there they were, sitting there so pretty with their little plastic hats on!
On a recent excursion to the thrift store, I came across a new collection to my cookbooks called The Sea Cook by Sallie Townsend and Virginia Ericson dated 1968. It’s a cookbook of all different and simple ways to prepare food on your boat using a lot of canned meats and vegetables (something I try to avoid like running a boat onto a reef!) One of my first thoughts was, where was this book when I worked on a shrimp boat with my ex, it could have made life a little simpler! While skimming through the pages, I came upon a recipe for Bananas au Rhum and although I had heard of this, never tried it before, until today! Okay dilemma time, not having any rum in the house, I decided to use honey whiskey in lieu of the rum and brown sugar that the recipe called for. Oh my, husband and I are now addicted and will be having these again atop some nice homemade vanilla ice cream or over a nice piece of pound cake; it was stupendous to say the least!
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 4 medium bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise
- 4-6 tbsp honey whiskey, I used Jesse James, our favorite
- Melt butter in a cast iron frying pan over medium-low heat.
- Brown bananas on each side starting with the cut side down first.
- Drizzle bananas with the honey whiskey, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for about 3 more minutes to let bananas absorb the flavor.
- Remove bananas to plate and drizzle with the drippings from the pan.
- Serve hot or cold.........
Well it’s Friday, 5 o’clock somewhere (thank you Jimmy Buffet) and I have a birthday call to make to my daughter on her 44th year of celebrating life! Happy Birthday Mish, Dad and Mom love ya………………Have a nice weekend and with the weather like it is, have no clue what we’re doing!