Fried Banana Split

Fried Banana Split

  • Preparation 35 min
  • Cooking 15 min
  • Servings 4

The good ol’ banana split can’t possibly be upgraded, right? Wrong. We frittered the fruit, Southeast Asian-style, and made it the base of the most excessive sundae this side of the local ice cream parlour. Topped with whipped cream, homemade caramel sauce, diced pineapple, coconut flakes and a cherry, this treat is a dishful of summertime.

Featured in RICARDO Magazine SUMMER 2017 (p. 118)

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Ingredients

  • Caramel Sauce

    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) water
    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) corn syrup
    • 3/4 cup (160 g) sugar
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) 35% whipping cream, warm
    • 1/4 cup (55 g) butter
  • Fried Bananas

    • 1/2 cup (75 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 cups (120 g) panko bread crumbs
    • 2 tbsp icing sugar
    • 2 bananas, ripe but firm, halved lengthwise
    • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Toppings

    • 1 cup (250 ml) 35% whipping cream
    • 1/4 cup (35 g) icing sugar
    • 4 cups (1 litre) vanilla ice cream
    • 3/4 cup (110 g) finely diced pineapple
    • 1/5 cup (20 g) toasted coconut flakes
    • 4 maraschino cherries

Preparation

  • Caramel Sauce

  • Fried Bananas

  • Assembly

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