Serve these fried bananas with a good dollop of mascarpone. Photo / Babiche Martens

Fried Bananas With Walnuts & Butterscotch Sauce

This dessert could be dangerous — even the laziest of cooks can ace it in a snap

If there is a last-minute request for dessert, what could be more perfect than some golden fried banana served straight from the pan with an easy-to-make butterscotch sauce? Mascarpone, whipped cream or icecream are equally delicious served alongside these bananas. Add a dash of brandy to the sauce for that special occasion.

FRIED BANANAS WITH WALNUTS & BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE RECIPE 
Serves 4

Sauce
40g butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
½ cup cream
1 tsp vanilla essence

Fried Bananas
1 Tbsp butter
4 medium-sized bananas, split lengthways
¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
Mascarpone or whipped cream, to serve

1. For the sauce, melt the butter in a small pot. Add the brown sugar, cream and vanilla. Slowly bring to a simmer cooking for 5 minutes to thicken.

2. For the fried banana, melt the butter in a large frying pan or on a barbecue hot plate to a medium heat. Fry the bananas for 2 minutes each side until golden and slightly softened.

3. Serve warm with butterscotch sauce, chopped nuts and a good dollop of mascarpone.

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