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Learn how easy it is to make this exciting and dramatic Banana Foster dessert for your family and friends. This original Banana Foster recipe is from the Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana. I have adapted the wording in this recipe to make it easier to understand how to flambe.
More delicious Louisiana dishes to serve your family and friends and also to help celebrate Mardi Gras.
History of Banana Foster:
In the 1950’s, New Orleans was the major port of entry for bananas shipped from Central and South America. In 1951, Owen Edward Brennan challenged his talented chef, Paul Blang to include bananas in a new culinary creation. The scrumptious dessert was named for Richard Foster, who, as chairman, served with Owen on the New Orleans Crime Commission, a civic effort to clean up the French Quarter. Richard Foster, owner of the Foster Awning Company, was a frequent customer of Brennan’s and a very good friend of Owen.
Little did anyone realize that Bananas Foster would become an international favorite and is the most requested item on the restaurant’s menu. Thirty-five thousand pounds of bananas are flamed each year at Brennan’s in the preparation of its world-famous dessert.
Banana Foster Recipe: