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One green banana

LisaM Mar 10, 2006 05:15 PM

Looking for suggestions as to how I could prepare it as a side. I bought it by accident - thought it was a "regular" banana, unripe, but darned if the little rascal hasn't stayed green all week.

Please note, it's not a green plantain.

Any ideas for something easy & tasty?


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    DishDelish Aug 15, 2009 03:53 PM

    I just realized that this was posted in 2006, lol. Ohhh well. =)

    1. d
      DishDelish Aug 15, 2009 03:52 PM

      Here is a recipe for banana fries, apparently they taste similar to potato fries.

      Samoans eat their bananas green, so I also did a search for Samoan green banana and found this traditional recipe on a Polynesian blog.

      Good luck!

      1. randyhusted Aug 15, 2009 02:57 PM

        Try slicing them about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick and fry them in oil at about 225 degrees until they are caramelized, toss with a little sugar and dry on paper towels. I do this and put them on salads, very yummy. Happy cooking.

        1. todao Aug 14, 2009 02:55 PM

          Banana's Foster are prepared with under-ripe bananas. If they're not incredibly green and hard as a rock they should work fairly well in that recipe.

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            ncramer Aug 14, 2009 08:45 AM

            Does anyone have the calorie count for green bananas, boiled?

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            1. re: ncramer
              Emme Aug 14, 2009 07:13 PM

              137 for a cup.

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