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May. 29th, 2011 | 10:09 am

I've long been a fan of grilled bananas, such as many cafes offer with either pancakes or french toast in their brunch menus.

Then one day recently, it occurred to me that I own a grill, and bananas are widely available in supermarkets, so there is really nothing (in theory) stopping me from making them my self. I bought some bananas and pondered.

Then, today, Stephanie asked for french toast, so it was time for an experiment.

The only problem is: my cooking bible doesn't have any instructions for grilling bananas. I turned to the internet, but the internet -- of course -- has hundreds, all different, and often based on American cooking techniques. Only scarcely better!

I settled on this one ("caramelized bananas"). The end result ... was nice enough, certainly, but bore little resemblance to cafe food (the bananas were flimsy enough after being sliced into four; stirring them to coat in caramel caused them to fall apart rather completely).

Does anyone have any other suggestions? My cooking options are: on a frying pan, or under a grill, with a preference for the latter.

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Stephanie Pegg

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from: stephanie_pegg
date: May. 28th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
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But they were really yummy!

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cat_i_th_adage

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from: cat_i_th_adage
date: May. 28th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
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Yummy is good.

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nishatalitha

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from: nishatalitha
date: May. 29th, 2011 05:48 am (UTC)
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I don't have anything I've tried to recommend, but (also having turned to google) what about this recipe? It looks like they'd hold their shape better this way.

Edited at 2011-05-29 05:50 am (UTC)

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