There are certain things that all tourists feel compelled to do when they visit New Orleans. One of them is to have breakfast at Brennan's, the flagship restaurant of the Brennan family dynasty. Since I was never a tourist in New Orleans, I have never had the pleasure. Isn't it funny how locals don't take advantage of many of the famous places. Brennan's is also famous for having invented Bananas Foster.
Just because I haven't eaten at Brennan's doesn't mean I haven't partaken of Bananas Foster. It's an amazingly easy dish with a lot of wow appeal. It's fun to serve to guests and amaze them with your culinary ability. Keep the fire extinguisher close by, just in case.
Brennan’s Restaurant – New Orleans
1. 1 c. brown sugar
2. ¼ c. butter
3. 4 ripe banana, peeled, cut in half and then slice lengthwise
4. ½ t cinnamon
5. ¼ c. banana liqueur
6. ¼ c.. dark rum
7. 4 large scoops vanilla ice cream
Melt brown sugar and butter in deep skillet over low heat. Add banana and sauté until tender. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Remove pan from open flame and add banana liqueur and rum. Return to stove and carefully ignite the sauce. Baste with the warm liquid until the flame burns out. Serve immediately over ice cream.
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