One of my favorite desserts is a Fried Banana with Blackberry Sauce. Fried Bananas are amazingly simple to make, look elegant on a plate, and they taste wonderful. The blackberry sauce is made with fresh picked Oregon blackberries and has a splash of Grand Marnier. Enjoy! Tessa
- One small banana per person
- One lumpia or egg roll wrapper per banana
- canola oil for frying
- One scoop vanilla ice cream per person
- garnish with blackberry sauce, powdered sugar and a sprig of mint.
Let’s begin. Put enough canola oil in a pan to cover the bananas. Heat oil until hot. Wrap each banana in the egg roll wrapper (roll like you would a burrito) using water to seal. Make sure the banana is completely covered. Place the banana in the hot oil and fry until golden. Place cooked bananas on paper towels to drain. Meanwhile, make your blackberry sauce. See recipe below. Slice banana in half, arrange on plate, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzle with blackberry sauce and garnish with powdered sugar and mint leaf. Serves as many people as you have bananas… Enjoy! Tessa
Blackberry Sauce: Heat together 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup water, 1 1/2 cups blackberries in a saucier on the stove for about 20 minutes. Add 1 Tbls. Grand Marnier. Remove from stove and let cool. Drizzle on fried bananas, pancakes, ice cream or whatever. The possibilities with this blackberry sauce are endless.