Banana Scallops

Banana Scallops

(6 servings)    Printable Version
  • melted fat or salad oil*
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg - slightly beaten (or 1/4 cup evaporated milk)
  • 6 firm bananas
  • 3/4 cup fine corn flake or bread crumbs or corn meal
Use all-yellow or slightly green-tipped bananas.

For deep-fat frying, have deep kettle 1/2 to 2/3 full of melted fat or salad oil.

For shallow frying, have 1 inch of melted fat or oil in frying pan.

Heat fat to 375 degrees., or until a 1-inch cube of bread will brown in about 40 seconds. Add salt to egg or undiluted evaporated milk. Peel bananas and slice crosswise into pieces 3/4 to 1 inch thick. Dip into egg or milk. Drain. Roll in crumbs or corn meal.

Deep-fat fry or shallow fry in the hot fat 1 and 1/2 to 2 minutes, or until brown and tender. Drain well. Serve very hot. Six servings.

Important. Have fat at correct temperature before frying.

Classic Recipe: Banana Scallops

* Salad oil is an old term used to refer to any oil that might be used in a salad dressing. In modern terms for purposes of this recipe, replace "salad oil" with vegetable oil or canola oil.

This is a classic recipe from a 1948 Chiquita Banana magazine advertisement. "Here's a golden-brown surprise... Banana Scallops."

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Banana Scallops?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 3 votes.

From Rhonda
Rating (out of 5):  

I never knew what they were called until I read this article. My Mother and her Sisters made them all the time for breakfast, sometimes dipping them into chocolate syrup instead of the egg. I now make them for my children. Thanks for the memory.

Comment submitted: 10/5/2017 (#20422)

From Peter
Rating (out of 5):  

Ya! This is a great one! Maybe because of my African heritage, it's been a favorite from my childhood up to now. Thank you, great!

Comment submitted: 4/14/2017 (#20255)

From shawshank
Rating (out of 5):  

I love that old magazine ad... what a cool idea for an interesting side dish.

Comment submitted: 9/3/2010 (#11164)

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