Banana Que

Banana Que is a popular Philippine street food, snack (Merienda) and dessert (panghimagas). It is usually skewered on a bamboo stick, and is sold on the streets. The skewer makes it easier to serve and eat.

Banana Que, sometimes called Barbekyung Saging (Barbequed Banana) is made  from Saging Saba (Cardaba banana, a short stubby triploid hybrid cultivar banana variety native to Southeast Asia).    The banana is  deep fried and coated in caramelized brown sugar.  Many Filipinos love this for their merienda.

It is very easy to prepare and to cook. You can pair it with lemon grass ice tea or any hot and cold drinks you want.

If you’re looking for more merienda recipes check out our Merienda Series  including “Halo-Halo ” Filipino Iced Mixed Fruit DessertHalayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam)Banana Lumpia – TuronBibingka GalapongPuto Cheese (Steamed Rice Cake with Cheese)Mais con Yelo – Refreshing Filipino Snack and Bananas in Syrup – Minatamis na Sabang Saging!

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Ingredients:

16 pcs. Ripe Saging Saba or regular Cavendish bananas found in Supermarkets

2-5 cup brown sugar

2-5 cups vegetable cooking oil

 

Materials Needed:

Fry Skimmer Strainer or Colander

8  bamboo skewers

 

Direction:

Heat cooking oil in a large wok or pan.

Then drop in the bananas and fry for about 2-5 minutes or until slightly brown.

Sprinkle the brown sugar in the oil and lower the heat to medium-low, don’t stir it until the sugar starts to caramelize.

When the sugar starts to caramelize gently stir. This will coat the bananas with caramelized sugar.

Continue frying, stirring several times so bananas are fully coated with caramelized sugar.

Then turn the heat off to avoid overcooking.

Drain in a colander,  fry skimmer strainer, or in a deep bowl with paper towel to remove excess oil.

Skewer two bananas on a bamboo stick while they are still hot. Do the same for the rest of the bananas.

Serve it with cold or hot drinks.

 

Share and Enjoy!!!



Banana Que (Sugar Coated Fried Banana Plantain) Recipe!!!
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Materials Needed: colander or fry skimmer strainer, 8 pcs. bamboo skewers
Servings
8 people
Servings
8 people
Banana Que (Sugar Coated Fried Banana Plantain) Recipe!!!
Print Recipe
Materials Needed: colander or fry skimmer strainer, 8 pcs. bamboo skewers
Servings
8 people
Servings
8 people
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Heat cooking oil in a large wok or pan.
  2. Then drop in the bananas and fry for about 2-5 minutes or until slightly brown.
  3. Sprinkle the brown sugar in the oil and lower the heat to medium-low, don’t stir it until the sugar starts to caramelize.
  4. When the sugar starts to caramelize gently stir. This will coat the bananas with caramelized sugar.
  5. Continue frying, stirring several times so bananas are fully coated with caramelized sugar.
  6. Then turn the heat off to avoid overcooking.
  7. Drain in a colander, fry skimmer Strainer, or in a deep bowl with paper towel to remove excess oil.
  8. Skewer two bananas on a bamboo stick while they are still hot. Do the same for the rest of the bananas.
  9. Serve it with cold or hot drinks.
  10. Share and Enjoy!!!
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