Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Banana Rumaki

Ok, it may seem like a strange combination of flavors, but seriously, once you try them, you'll understand. I used to make these for dinner parties and they would vanish at light speed. But I had forgotten how mind-blowingly delicious they are until I made them the other night. Alas, I ate them too quickly to take a picture. Just make 'em yourself.

8-10 slices bacon
5 bananas
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon curry powder

Preheat oven to 350. Boil some water in a pot. Throw the bacon in for 8-10 minutes. This is called blanching, apparently. Drain and dry. Depending on the length of it, cut into halves or thirds. Peel and slice the bananas into 1 1/2 inch chunks. Wrap each chunk in bacon, securing with a toothpick. Combine brown sugar and curry powder and sprinkle over bananas.
Bake for 10 minutes.

The 'hood version, for the solitary eater who happens to be out of curry powder and is somewhat lazy:

Use 2 bananas and 3 slices of bacon. Don't bother with toothpicks. Substitute chili powder, or a combination of turmeric, garam masala, cumin and paprika, for curry powder. Sprinkle brown sugar liberally over the top. Don't measure anything. Bake in the toaster oven.

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