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Recipe Name: Brennan's Bananas Foster Submitted by: Administrator
Source: Source Description:
Ethnicity: Last Modified: 2/23/2014
Base: Comments:
Course: Dessert  
Preparation Time:
Number of Servings: 4

4 Tablespoon(s) Butter
1 Cup(s) Brown sugar
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Cinnamon
4 Tablespoon(s) Banana liqueur
4 Bananas, cut in half
lengthwise then halved
1/4 Cup(s) Rum, about
4 Scoops vanilla ice cream
From: Christi Wilson <>Date: 20 Feb 1994 17:18:07
-0500Source: The Times-Picayune, January 13, 1994Melt the butter over
an alcohol burner in a flambe pan or attractiveskillet. Add the sugar,
cinnamon and the banana liqueur and stir to mix.Heat for a few minutes
and place the halved bananas in the sauce andsaute until soft and
slightly browned. Add the rum and allow it to heatwell; then tip the
pan so that the flame from the burner causes thesauce to light. First
lift the bananas carefully out of the pan andplace four pieces over
each portion of ice cream and spoon the hot saucefrom the pan over the
top. Serves four.Note: This can also be prepared over a stove burner
and then brought tothe dinner table and flamed.In case you're
interested: This flamed dessert was invented at Brennan'sin the 1950s
when the restaurant's founder, Owen E. Brennan Sr., wantedto find a new
way to use bananas. New Orleans was the major port ofentry for bananas
shipped from Central America and South America andBrennan wanted to
promote the plentiful fruit. He challenged his chef,Paul Blange, to
create an interesting dish.The dish, made of bananas and rum and served
over vanilla ice cream, wasnamed for Brennan's friend, Richard Foster,
who owned the Foster AwningCompany and served as vice chairman of the
city's Vice Committee incharge of cleaning up the French Quarter.
Foster was a frequent diner atBrennan's and the owner thought it
fitting to name the new dish in hishonor.Today the dessert is the most
requested item on the menu of the famousFrench Quarter restaurant,
which serves 35,000 pounds of bananas eachyear. Now, this local
discovery is found on menus throughout the world.REC.FOOD.RECIPES
ARCHIVES/FRUITFrom archives. Downloaded from Glen's
MM RecipeArchive,

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
Calories: 449
Calories From Fat: 105
Total Fat: 11.9g
Cholesterol: 30.5mg
Sodium: 18.3mg
Potassium: 500.7mg
Carbohydrates: 81.2g
Fiber: 3.2g
Sugar: 67.8g
Protein: 1.5g

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