A dessert of warm caramelized bananas flambeed with cognac or rum and served with ice cream, bananas Foster is a signature dish of New Orleans.
Ingredients1/4 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter 1 firm banana, peeled and thickly sliced 1 ounce banana liquor 1/2 ounce cognac, warmed Scoop of vanilla-bean ice cream
- Melt the sugar and butter in a chafing dish or frying pan over medium-high heat, add the banana, stir to coat, and cook just until the sugar caramelizes on the fruit. Don’t let the bananas get mushy.
- Add the banana liquor.
- Set the cognac afire and pour over the contents of the pan.
- When the fire goes out, pour into a serving dish and top with a scoop of vanilla-bean ice cream.