The first time I had Bananas Foster was in my high school French class. My French teacher rolled out a portable gas burner in the middle of the classroom and created one of the most delectable desserts I’ve ever eaten. I don’t know if that type of “open-flame cuisine” would be allowed today but I never forgot the taste of it.
Years later, I was reintroduced to it in a historic restaurant in New Orleans. The combination of flambéed bananas, melted butter, and the right amount of brown sugar and cinnamon is one dessert that should be on everyone’s must-try list! The best part is topping this flamed treasure with a large scoop of Hiland Dairy Vanilla Ice Cream and smothering it with the warm caramel sauce from the pan. Bon appétit!