MAX YOUR MENU: Bananas Foster by Paula Deen


For this week’s Max Your Menu, I have to share one of the simplest recipes that I saw on the food network that looked REALLY good. Paula Deen shared the most wonderful recipe for Bananas Foster on her show so I am going to try it for the 4th! Here it is:  (Let me know if you try it too! Since two ingredients are optional, I included this in the five ingredients or less list on Works for Me Wednesday. Hope that’s not cheating.)

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2  cup  brown sugar
  • 4 bananas peeled, halved, and cut lengthwise
  • 1/4  cup  dark rum
  • Ice cream, optional
  • Pound cake, optional

In a large skillet, melt butter. Using a wooden spoon, add brown sugar and stir together. Add the bananas and cook until caramelized on both sides, over medium-high heat. Move pan off heat, add the rum and return to the stove to catch a flame from the gas stove or a long lighter. Stand back when ignited and flambe the bananas. Be careful a flame will shoot up above the pan. Let flame die down and the alcohol cook out. Serve bananas over vanilla ice cream and/or a slice of pound cake.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Medium
Yield: 4 servings

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

Show: Paula’s Party

Episode: Hot and Spicy

Our 4th of July Bananas Foster Pictures (and it WAS as yummy as it looks):

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  1. Now that link looks yummy!


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