Ivory Coast Fried Bananas

(4 servings)

  • 4 medium bananas
  • 2 or 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed corn flakes
  • peanut oil for frying
  • black pepper (savory) - optional
  • cinnamon and sugar (sweet) - optional
Peel bananas and cut each in half. Cut each piece into four pieces - lengthwise, giving you a total of 32 french fry-sized pieces.

Place banana pieces in a large shalow bowl and drizzle with lemon juice to prevent browning. Let set for 5 minutes.

Heat peanut oil (about 1/2 inch deep) in a heavy skillet at medium-high heat.

Place crushed corn flakes in a seperate large shallow bowl or on a baking pan. Roll each banana piece in corn flakes until well covered.

Fry banana pieces in skillet until golden brown on each side.

Spinkle with either pepper or a 50/50 mix of cinnamon/sugar. depending whether you'd like them sweet or savory.

A great side dish with any meal, but especially good at breafast.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank CornFlake for this recipe.

Recipe number 1552. Submitted 10/16/2005.