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Flaming Bananas


  • 2 tablespoons Butter

  • 2 Bananas peeled and sliced into 6 pieces each

  • 2 tablespoons Sugar

  • 0.25 cup dark Rum

  • vanilla ice cream


  • 1.

    Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  • 2.

    Add butter and when it begins to foam, add bananas and sugar.

  • 3.

    Sauté and let bananas caramelize.

  • 4.

    When they are golden and while the pan is hot ignite them.

  • 5.

    Tilt the pan away from you, pour in rum and hold a match over the simmering mixture. Be careful!

  • 6.

    When the alcohol has burned off, the flame will die down.

  • 7.

    Serve over vanilla ice cream.

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