Bananas Foster Flambé!

Perfect for a chilly night… and exciting!

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Bananas Foster Flambé

Instead of sobbing in my Sauvignon Blanc over last Tuesday’s debacle (go, bears!!), I’m going to get my RDA of potassium via the bananas, with a little joy juice thrown in to widen the arteries.

Thanks to my wife, we’ve had this a couple of times, and it’s a blast to make. It was a special cheer-me-up when we made it in grumpy chilly grouchy excessively sober Olympia, Washington, where we were encamped for two interminable years.

To serve 4:

  • melt 4 tbsps. butter with 4 tbsps. brown sugar and mix well over over low heat
  • add 3 tbsps. (or 2 capfuls) of Crème de Banana
  • add 8-10 bananas, peeled and sliced in half lengthwise
  • simmer until they’re soft
  • turn up the heat, add 2-3 oz. of brandy, wait a scant 5 seconds, then light on fire and reduce heat to sim. (You won’t be lighting the liquid; you’ll be lighting the alcohol vapor – just hold a lit match over the pan, and stand back!)
  • keep simmering until the last flame flickers out. Serve ’em up!

This is best served with vanilla ice cream or a frozen yogurt.  Delicious!

That’s it for now. Something unknown but more substantial next time.

Ned White

About Ned White

Ned White is a writer, novelist, crossword puzzle constructor, humorist, traveler through 49 states, and at times a danger in the kitchen. He lives with his wife in South Thomaston.