Of course a nice fruit smoothie would have been the ultimate diet decision but I am just not that kind of gal. At this point Jordan enter my debate as to what to do with the bananas. He is a big fan of Banana Foster. We have had many a great experience with this in restaurants. However, he never was a part of my mom's infamous experiments at home. Well, right then and there the decision was made to make Bananas Foster.
My recipe is somewhat simple and probably not quite right but for a quick fix desert that is absolutely wonderful here it goes.
2 tbsp butter
1/4 C brown sugar
vanilla ice cream
1. Slice banana on plate.
2. Melt butter and brown sugar in saute pan till bubbling and add bananas.
3. Coat bananas with sauce. I tend to let them sit for about a minute and then flip the bananas to cook other side.
4. Add rum to pan and light with match. (This is the set that makes my mom's renditions of this desert infamous). Turn off heat and remove from stove top.
5. Pour over vanilla ice cream. It is extremely helpful to have a partner dish out the ice cream so it is ready at this point for topping.
This takes like 5 minutes total and has less than 5 ingredients, at least my version does. It is extremely delicious and often makes me very sad when my bowl is empty. If you are not big on the alcohol you can simply leave it out. The best part is the butter sugar mixture. However, a big part of the fun is lighting the whole thing on fire which only works with the Rum.