9.9 Additional recipes

9.9.1 Churros de Plátano

  1. Heat about 1 inch of salad (or part salad and part olive) oil in a large frying pan.
  2. Peel and split 3 large, green-tipped bananas lengthwise. Then cut each piece in half and dip in lemon juice.
  3. Separate 4 eggs. Beat the egg yolks until thick and light. Then add 1/4 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  4. Beat the egg whites until stiff, but not dry, and fold into yolk mixture.
  5. Drop the drained banana pieces one at a time into the batter. Pick up with a spoon and slide into the hot oil.
  6. Cook over medium heat, turning almost at once, until brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.

9.9.2 Roasted turkey quesadillas with banana

  1. Place 6 corn or whole wheat flour tortillas flat.
  2. Sprinkle with 6 ounces grated low-fat Jack or cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley, 1/2 pound shredded roasted turkey or chicken meat, 2 seeded and minced jalapeño peppers, 1 cup alfalfa sprouts, and 2 medium bananas, sliced into thin circles.
  3. Place 6 tortillas on top and press firmly.
  4. Place on a lightly oiled cookie sheet; cover with another cookie sheet of similar size. Bake in a pre-heated 350 F oven for 15 minutes until soft and melted. Cut into wedges and serve with hot sauce and salad.
  5. Thanks to Chiquita Bananas. See http://www.jaetzel.de/tim/chiquit.htm.