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Bananas Foster

Serves: 4

Created in 1951 at the legendary Brennan's restaurant in New Orleans to honor Richard Foster, a friend of the restaurant and local businessman, this boozy, buttery concoction of caramelized bananas flambeed in rum sauce has since become a dining-out classic.

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1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
8 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 stick cinnamon, broken in half
6 underripe bananas, halved lengthwise, and then halved crosswise
3/4 cup dark rum
vanilla ice cream, for serving


Heat sugar, butter, salt, and cinnamon in a 12" skillet over medium-low heat, and cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves in butter. Add bananas, and cook, stirring gently, until soft, about 10 minutes. Add rum, and using a match or lighter, ignite to flambe, and cook until flame dies out. To serve, spoon bananas and sauce over scoops of ice cream in bowls.

Source: http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Classic-Bananas-Foster

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