I keep and keep meaning to post this one! The thing is I always end up making these late at night, when I am feeling snacky and the light is not good for taking pictures. (see below) :)
Ohhhhhh, these bananas. I first tried coconut fried bananas while eating at a Brazilian Grill restaurant with some friends this summer. First of all, if you haven't been to a Brazilian grill place- GO. It's incredible. Have a taste of the lamb and the parmesan beef. And if you haven't tried their bananas- TRY. OR, you can make them at home!!! I was so, so excited when the first time I tried to re-create them at home, they turned out so amazing. They feel like a little trick up my sleeve.
Coconut Fried Bananas
1 ripe banana
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup shredded coconut
dash of cinnamon
pinch of salt
honey for drizzling on top
Heat a few tablespoons of coconut oil in a cast iron skillet or a frying pan over medium heat. Combine coconut with cinnamon and salt in a shallow bowl. Cut the banana into spears, dip each spear into the beaten egg and then roll in the coconut mixture. Place the coated bananas in the pan when the oil is shimmering and sizzling, but not smoking. Allow to cook until browned on the bottom, then flip. Continue until all the bananas are golden brown and crusty. Top with more cinnamon and a generous drizzle of honey.
Seriously, a restaurant quality dessert that is super simple to throw together whenever you feel like it?! Keep this one handy. Master the art of the fried banana.
Impress someone. Treat yo'self. (Tom Haverford would approve.)
HAPPY FRIDAY, YOU GUYS!