Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Green Bananas - No More

We love our little home along with our newly installed paver side yard. There were a few little banana trees in the yard and one actually grew bananas this summer. We have had many afternoon thunderstorms with gusty winds and one finally undid our tree! It snapped in half from the weight of the bananas, so we have a bunch of very hard, green bananas. After searching the internet, found what sounded like the best way to eat them; frying like french fries!
So we did this Saturday night while Carolyn was visiting for dinner; and they were delicious! A little salt and they were perfect! No banana flavor either!
Instructions from allrecipies: 
"Peel the bananas using a knife, as they are not ripe and will not peel like a yellow banana. Slice into long thin wedges or strings to make fries. Heat the oil in a heavy deep skillet over medium-high heat. If you have a deep-fryer, heat the oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place the banana fries into the hot oil, and fry until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oil, and drain on paper towels. Pat off the excess oil, and season with salt. Serve immediately." 
This photo was from June, when the bananas were very small:

The broken banana tree:
The bananas were resting on the ground in front of the bird bath:
In the kitchen sink; they had a very sticky sap that invited tons of ants!
In the frying oil - delicious (reminded us of yucca fries):
We were sorry not to have ripe bananas in a couple of months, but this turned out almost as good!


Catherine said...

Sounds delicious... Minus the ants. Glad you didn't give up and found a yummy way to enjoy them. Will your tree grow more bananas next year or did the Storm take it out? Sure hope not!

Alyson and Ford said...

It should grow again next year, and if so, we will support it with stakes!
Alyzabeth's Mommy