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Banana Cue

Banana cue is a popular Filipino street snack made with saba bananas and brown sugar, deep fried until golden brown. With a crunchy caramelized exterior and soft interior, they’re served on skewers for the ultimate on-the-go treat..

Tasty Team
September 15, 2022
Total Time

20 minutes

20 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

10 minutes

10 min

Banana Cue
Total Time

20 minutes

20 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

10 minutes

10 min

Ingredients

for 6 servings

  • 3 cups avocado oil (720 mL), for frying
  • 6 ripe saba bananas, peeled
  • ½ cup brown sugar (100 g), packed

Special Equipment

  • 6 bamboo skewers, 8 in (20 cm)

Preparation

  1. Heat the avocado oil in a large diameter wok or skillet over medium-high heat until the temperature reaches 350°F (180°C).
  2. Carefully add the bananas to the hot oil, then sprinkle the brown sugar over the bananas. Fry for 2 minutes without stirring to allow the sugar to caramelize. Carefully turn bananas with tongs or a wok spatula to coat with the caramelized sugar. Continue frying, turning frequently, until the bananas are deep golden brown in color, 3–5 minutes.
  3. Remove the bananas from the oil and place on parchment paper and let sit until cool enough to touch, about 5 minutes.
  4. Insert 1–2 skewers into the bottom of each banana cue. Serve immediately.

Ingredients

for 6 servings

  • 3 cups avocado oil (720 mL), for frying
  • 6 ripe saba bananas, peeled
  • ½ cup brown sugar (100 g), packed

Special Equipment

  • 6 bamboo skewers, 8 in (20 cm)

Preparation

  1. Heat the avocado oil in a large diameter wok or skillet over medium-high heat until the temperature reaches 350°F (180°C).
  2. Carefully add the bananas to the hot oil, then sprinkle the brown sugar over the bananas. Fry for 2 minutes without stirring to allow the sugar to caramelize. Carefully turn bananas with tongs or a wok spatula to coat with the caramelized sugar. Continue frying, turning frequently, until the bananas are deep golden brown in color, 3–5 minutes.
  3. Remove the bananas from the oil and place on parchment paper and let sit until cool enough to touch, about 5 minutes.
  4. Insert 1–2 skewers into the bottom of each banana cue. Serve immediately.
Banana Cue

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