Thursday, March 26, 2009

Curry-Crusted Bananas


This recipe comes once again courtesy of Paula Deen and was also another "husband requested" one. My husband just loves Paula Deen and he had seen her make these on the Food Network. He had been asking me if I had curry and I told him, yes I did. Then a few days later he asked if I had curry and I said I did. He wanted to be SURE I had curry and I told him "YES I DO!" Anyhow, I finally decided to give them a try and I crushed my cornflakes and melted the butter that the curry was supposed to be mixed into. Well, guess what? I'm all set to go and I have NO curry!!! Did I feel stupid.....yes! Too late to turn back at this point so I just dipped the bananas in the melted butter and cornflakes and sprinkled on some cinnamon sugar. My husband loved these but to me they were just ok. Not my thing. I'm posting them because even though I didn't care much for them, some of you may like them. My husband raved about them so that should give you an idea of how they are!!!! I will try them again, this time WITH curry! That may cut down some of the sweetness from the banana.....just make sure the bananas are firm otherwise they will become too soft while baking.

4 firm bananas, peeled
6 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 cups crushed cornflakes
Sugar, for sprinkling, optional

Preheat the oven to 450F.
Halve the bananas lengthwise, then crosswise. In a bowl, mix the butter and curry powder. Dip the bananas in the butter, coat well. Roll the bananas in the cornflakes until completely coated. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired. Place the bananas in a greased baking dish and bake for 10 minutes.

20 comments:

Natashya said...

Curry, bananas and cornflakes, what an interesting combination!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Curry and bananas are an interesting flavor combo. You have me so curious that I am going to try these.

5 Star Foodie said...

I am curious about the curry and banana combo too - I will try it today!

Donna-FFW said...

AWESOMErecipe Debbie.. and you know I love bananas.. Im going to do thid one for sure.. Looks amazing!

Lisa said...

They look very interesting and would be a great side dish.

Elyse said...

Haha, I do that all the time. I convince my boyfriend Todd we definitely have some ingredient around only to find at crunch time that we don't!! Oh well, these look like they turned out yummy anyway! And, even if they're not your cup of tea, I'm so glad your husband got such a kick out of them!

Cheryl said...

That looks and sounds really interesting, I have 5 bottles of curry, I will send one over, LOL!

Spryte said...

Interesting!!

I have a few different curries at home... but not bananas... they're always very green at the store!

I'll have to get some and just wait them out and give this a try.

Maryann said...

I think all men love Paula's cooking! :)

Culinary Wannabe said...

I had seen Paula make these and thought they looked totally bizarre! I would think they would be amazing with the cinnamon and sugar though - yummy!

Lynda said...

I love bananas and have not had anything like this before! These look really different and actually sound like they'd be better with cinnamon and sugar than curry. Glad your hubby loved them!

Reeni♥ said...

I have curry and bananas, but sadly no cornflakes. This looks like a delicious little treat!

Sara said...

My husband would go crazy for these, he loves bananas! They look so good with that great coating.

Judy said...

These look really good. I'm not sure curry would cut the sweetness of the bananas, because curry is sweet.

The Blonde Duck said...

I would have never thought of that. Interesting!

Jillian said...

yum, that looks good!

Maya said...

Very interesting :)

Ingrid said...

I think I'm with your husband on this one especially as I'm not so sure about about the curry but love anything cinnamon sugary.

Thanks for sharing! Oh, and if helps any, my twins boys, in particular Devon, HOUNDS me whenever he wants me to make something. Grrrr, drives me crazy!!
~ingrid

Justine said...

This sound different and delicious! I bet the bananas add a nice sweetness and warmth along with the curry's unique taste.

Lisa said...

I am intrigued by the combination of flavors with the curry, though cinnamon sugar on almost anything is a pretty sure bet!