Banana’s flambé

  • Banana’s either quartered or sliced – 3.  They need to be free of brown spots and slightly on the green side of ripe.
  • Lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Organic butter – 1/2 stick
  • Natural brown sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Rum or whiskey – 1/4 cup

Melt the butter and combine the lemon juice and brown sugar in a copper sauce pan.  Mix and then carefully add the banana without breaking.  Have two flat bowls ready on the dining table or bar.  Heat for 2 minutes without cooking the banana soft.

Add the liquor.  Check proper clearance above the stove for flame and light with a BBQ lighter.  The blue flame is beautiful and sure to bring a wow.  It normally will extinguish itself quickly but be ready to blow on it gently if it doesn’t.

Excerpt from, “Some Men Can Cook, Some Men Can Watch TV, and Some Men Can Do Both, Secrets of the Fighter Pilot in the Kitchen”

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