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Robert Irvine's Fried Bananas With Lavender Honey and Five Spice

fried bananas
The perfect use for your bananas!
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
4 to 6
cost
$
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This dessert has it all -- it's spicy, sweet and fried!
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ingredients
  • 1/2 cup good quality chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup seltzer water
  • 4 bananas (cut in half on the diagonal)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Lavender honey for drizzling
  • Creme fraiche for garnish
  • Small chunk dark chocolate for garnish
  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    1/2 cup good quality chocolate syrup
    1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
    Stir the chocolate syrup and 5-spice powder together and set aside.  You can also use Tabasco.
  • 2
    Vegetable oil for frying
    In a deep fryer or large heavy saute pan with deep sides, heat the oil to 375 degrees F.
  • 3
    1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup cornstarch
    1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
    1 1/2 cup seltzer water
    4 bananas (cut in half on the diagonal)
    1/4 cup powdered sugar
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder. Add the seltzer water in a stream while whisking constantly. Dip the bananas in the batter to coat and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and sift the powdered sugar over the top immediately.
  • 4
    Lavender honey for drizzling
    Place 2 banana pieces on a serving plate and drizzle chocolate sauce over. Top with a drizzle of honey.
  • 5
    Creme fraiche for garnish
    Small chunk dark chocolate for garnish
    Fresh mint sprigs for garnish
    Top with a spoonful of creme fraiche. Grate chocolate over top. Garnish with a small sprig of mint.
 
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