How to Make Fried Bananas

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Make Fried Bananas

In many Latin American countries, sweet garnishes are prepared with many savoury dishes. Caramelised or fried bananas are a perfect option for giving your delicacies a sweet accompaniment. The contrast between the savory taste of your dish and the sweet taste of bananas will be a true experience for your senses. If you would like to surprise your guests with this incredibly tasty recipe, read this article because OneHowTo explains how to make fried bananas. To do this, you only need to make sure that your bananas are green so they don?t disintegrate during frying. Enjoy this garnish and delight your guests with this quick and easy recipe.

Between 15 & 30 minutes low difficulty
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Steps to follow:

Before beginning this quick recipe, you should be aware that you can make fried bananas on their own or prepare them with honey to bring out their sweet taste even more. Both instructions are given here for you to choose the variety that you most like.


Before starting, prepare the oil for frying in a pan. Do not skimp on it by merely placing a few drops in, because you need to be able to fry them. So, cover all your pan with the oil. Next, place the pan on the hob over a medium heat and leave it to heat up. If you don't normally cook with oil, you can use butter.


Whilst the pan is heating on the hob, peel the bananas with a peeler and slice them up. You can chop them into slices, although we recommend you chop them into vertical slices of a centimetre or so in thickness. In this way, you will ensure that the banana does not disintegrate and stays firm when frying.


When the heat is hot, add the pieces of banana to the pan. Leave them in the oil until they are golden brown. Remember to turn them over so that they fry on both sides. When the bananas are slightly brown on both sides it means they are ready. Now just take them out of the pan and place them in a sheet of kitchen paper, to absorb the excess oil. After this they're ready to consume.


If you prefer to add sweetness to your bananas, you can add some honey before placing them in the pan. You can also coat them with chopped almonds to give them a different texture. They'll taste delicious!

How to Make Fried Bananas - Step 5

When they have browned well, serve them hot. Another trick for adding flavour is to add a squeeze of lemon on top. They'll be really tasty and you'll delight your guests with this sweet addition to your savoury dishes.

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My bananas dont come out so good, all of them no brown help me
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Trudy,

First, it could be due to the ripeness. They shouldn't be green, but not too mushy either, otherwise they will fall apart in the pan. Maybe you could try cooking them for longer on a lower heat?
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