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Fried Banana

My kids are crazy. If the 20 minute long tantrum that began for no fathomable reason and ends for no fathomable reason, with a rapid shift from crying to hysterical giggling isn’t proof enough, then the following story should prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt.

After a full day of school the kids had their swimming lessons. While there a friend (my trainer actually!) stopped by with a special treat for the kids: rock candy lollipops. While the plan was to save them for after dinner there was another unfathomable tantrum and the rock candy needed to be used as a bribe for Andy (on the flip side Evelyn was behaving so well that she got her lollipop too!).

Afterward, we came home and I fed the kids dinner. Evelyn then asked for dessert to which I replied, “but you ate that ‘special lollipop’ I don’t think you should have another sweet.” God bless this child, she replies to me, “how about I eat something healthy for dessert? How about a banana?” My desperate appreciation that she was so willing to accept my edict resulted in my offer to make something special for her out of that banana: I offered to fry it in butter and brown sugar.

Yep, butter and brown sugar. It just doesn’t get any better than that. When I had finished cooking it up (which took literally 3 minutes total) I took a quick bite. Oh. My. God. It was. To. Die. For.

Punch line: Neither of those crazy kids would eat it.


Fried Banana

  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp packed brown sugar (I used light brown muscovado)
  • 1 pinch of kosher salt

  • Put the butter, brown sugar, and salt in a small frying pan over medium heat and allow it to come to a bubble.
  • Peel and slice the banana on a bias.
  • Add the banana to the frying pan and toss with the sauce to coat.
  • Plate and serve.

You could probably put some nice dark rum in this too if you’re making it for grown-ups. I’d say 2 tbsp put in at the end, off the heat please (I refuse to be responsible for fires, people).

Preparation time: 2 minute(s)

Cooking time: 2 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 1

Meal type: dessert