Bananas are one of my favorite foods. Packed with vitamins and potassium, they are nature's miracle. My favorite banana dessert is hands down Torched Bananas. A riff of the famous Bananas Foster dish served in New Orleans for decades, I have come up with my own version. Check out my video here recently visiting with Fox 21 news where we made it one day with a real butane torch. Hence the name Torched Bananas.
TORCHED BANANAS WITH SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE
Makes 12 Servings
This recipe is a must for an easy, after dinner treat that goes together quickly. Serve with vanilla ice cream for a special treat. Be sure to use a 40 proof liquor for flaming the bananas.
8 large ripe bananas
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
8 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon or to taste sea salt
1–2 ounces brandy
1-quart vanilla ice cream
1. peel bananas, slice about 1/2 inch thick and place in large bowl, sprinkle with lemon juice if not using right away.
2. In a large skillet, mix melted butter, brown sugar and stir until bubbly. Add cream, cook for 5 minutes until it starts to thicken.
3. Add seasonings and bananas.
4. Splash on liquor and ignite.
Serve over a scoop of ice cream.