I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Going Bananas

These are just fun and tasty little treats. I love working with egg roll wrappers and wonton skins. This is something you can bring the whole family in on and have some fun in the kitchen, let the kids imaginations go wild and come up with their own unique flavor combinations. Try different fruits or nuts, Peanut butter and Nutella work really well here.

Banana Egg rolls

Cut bananas into lengthwise quarters. Crush up some peanuts. Heat oil (about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup) in skillet and make sure it is hot! If you really want to kick these up a bit toss in a few chunks of white or dark chocolate.

In egg roll wrappers:
Sprinkle sesame seeds
Sprinkle coconut (optional)
Sprinkle sugar (white or brown)
Sprinkle chopped peanuts
Layer banana quarter on top diagonally

Fold up and glue ends down with water/cornstarch mixture (about 1/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch). Fry in oil until light brown. Fry in skillet or deep fryer. Dust with powdered sugar (optional). Serve immediately.


Chris said...

Holy Moly! I think I am in love! Who would have thought?!?!?!?

Julie said...

They are really, really good Chris.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Julie, I'd love these! Nutella and banana are just perfect together!

Julie said...

Nutella is great right out of the jar too Patricia lol.