6.6 Additional recipes

6.6.1 Banana mallow pie

  1. Combine 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs and 1/3 cup melted butter. Press into 9-inch pie plate and bake at 375 F for 8 minutes.
  2. Prepare a 3 1/8 ounce package vanilla pie filling using 1 3/4 cup milk. Cover surface with transparent wrap and chill.
  3. Fold 1 1/2 cups mini-marshmallows and 1 cup Cool Whip into pie filling.
  4. Slice 2 bananas into pie crust, pour filling over bananas, and chill several hours or overnight.

6.6.2 Sopa de Plátano

  1. Cook 10 whole red-skinned under-ripe bananas in one quart of water over low heat.
  2. Peel and mash bananas with 1/4 teaspoon cloves, 1/4 teaspoon orégano, and 1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon.
  3. Knead the mixture, add a pinch of salt, and fry in 4 tablespoon shortening until slightly browned.
  4. Chop 4 medium-sized tomatoes, 2 green peppers, and 1 medium-sized onion.
  5. Fry vegetables in 1/4 cup olive oil about 5 minutes and then add 1 teaspoon salt.
  6. Place banana mixture on serving dish and garnish with the hot vegetables.
  7. Thanks to Ruth Mulvey and Luisa Alvarez Good Food from Mexico.