Flaming Bananas

  • serves 2

Ease of Preparation: Easy.
A recipe is merely words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise. It cannot pretend to replace the practiced hand and telling glance of a watchful cook. For that reason feel free to stir your own ideas into this dish. When you cook it once, it becomes yours, so personalize it a bit. Add more of an ingredient you like or less of something you don't like. Try substituting one ingredient for another. Remember words have no flavour, you have to add your own!

22 Ratings
Directions for: Flaming Bananas


2 Tbsp butter

2 bananas, peeled and sliced into 6 pieces each

2 Tbsp sugar

¼ cup dark rum

Vanilla ice cream


1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

2. Add butter and when it begins to foam, add bananas and sugar.

3. Sauté and let bananas caramelize.

4. When they are golden and while the pan is hot ignite them.

5. Tilt the pan away from you, pour in rum and hold a match over the simmering mixture. Be careful!

6. When the alcohol has burned off, the flame will die down.

7. Serve over vanilla ice cream.

See more: Saute, Dessert, Fruit, Eggs/Dairy, Quick and Easy



More Recipes You'll Love