Banana Cue is one of the treats that I really enjoyed eating during my childhood in the Philippines. On elementary school days, I would often sneak out of the school campus during recess to buy one of these delightful treats from one of the street vendors. Oh man would I get in to a lot of trouble since we weren’t allowed to leave the campus alone during school hours. But you know, they were worth it. LOL
They would use piloncillo or panocha in place of brown sugar because they do not burn as easily as brown sugar does. I’m sure you can easily find these sugar cane packed goodies in any Asian or Mexican supermarket. I know, this is not something we should be eating because of sugar but hey, we have to live once in a while. Enjoy and God bless everyone.
- 6 to 10 ripe Burro or Saba Banana
- 1 cone piloncillo or panocha
- 4 cups vegetable oil
- Bamboo sticks
- Peel the bananas and set aside
- Add oil in to a frying pot or wok
- Turn heat to medium
- Heat the oil between 350 to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
- Carefully add the piloncillo to the oil and keep stirring until it starts dissolving
- Carefully add the bananas to the oil
- Keep stirring until bananas are light brown and coated with the caramel
- Carefully skewer each banana on bamboo sticks.
- Serve warm or room temperature.