Banana scallops _ retro recipe attempts

I tend to go on retro recipe searches very intermittently; I’ll find dozens, bookmark them, and then (mostly) forget about them until it’s time to cook something “interesting” for the week. Banana bread recipe without baking soda They are loosely organized, by whether it’s a dessert or entree or “something else,” by ingredients, or by name. Banana chocolate bread pudding My typical approach is randomly choosing three or four, then forcing Buzz to pick which is least (or most) scary.

Banana bread with chocolate chips recipe He tends to browse more carefully, searching for the seriously bizarre.

When he triumphantly discovered this in the list, I was baffled; I couldn’t remember ever seeing a retro recipe for scallops, especially scallops and bananas.

Learning that there weren’t any scallops didn’t really clarify anything.

Learning that this was supposed to be served as a “vegetable” was slightly unnerving.

Speaking of unnerving: is it just me, or is it awkward when your food cheerfully suggests itself as a main ingredient? This illustration is particularly bizarre, since there is a cheerful anthropomorphic banana offering itself for scalloping, but also dragging along a potato and carrot. Super slice banana bread If the banana’s intelligent enough to wear a hat, doesn’t that imply the root vegetables are also thinking, feeling creatures? (Does it count as cannibalism if a “vegetable” eats a vegetable?)

3/4 cup fine corn flake, bread or cracker crumbs or corn meal

For deep-fat frying, have deep kettle 1/2 to 2/3 full of melted fat or salad oil.

For shallow frying, have 1 inch of melted fat or oil in frying pan.

Heat fat to 375°F., or until a 1-inch cube of bread will brown in about 40 seconds. Frozen bananas for banana bread Add salt to egg or undiluted evaporated milk. Whole wheat banana bread muffins Peel bananas and slice crosswise into pieces 3/4 to 1 inch thick. Banana bread with applesauce and honey Dip into egg or milk. Banana bread with applesauce recipe Drain. Banana bread without baking soda Roll in crumbs or corn meal.

Deep-fat fry or shallow fry in the hot fat 1-1/2 to 2 minutes, or until brown and tender. Banana bread no baking soda Drain well. Easy banana bread recipe without baking soda Serve very hot. Hawaiian banana bread recipe Six servings.

If this is company dinner, I feel bad for the everyday dinner.

We decided to go with the cornmeal option for our banana scallops, since we had some and it tends to just sit around being unused.

One advantage of recipes like this is that the kids get to help (on everything but the frying).

Even tiny hands can cut bananas, since they’re soft enough that a butter knife works fine!

Eggs are riskier, since Mini-Buzz tends to rapidly stir, sloshing things everywhere; he was fairly well-behaved today, though.

Coating the banana chunks in egg, flour, and cornmeal is quick and easy.

Frying is also pretty quick and easy. Banana bread with coconut oil Normally when you fry things, they start to get brown and yucky as the cooking proceeds oil gets dirty; in this case, the first few were brown and yucky, and the rest were a lovely golden color. Banana bread with honey (Weird.)

They came out pretty nicely! You’ll recall that last week’s Rice and Cheese Balls had only moderate structural integrity, but the Banana Scallops held together very well. Banana bread with brown sugar (Basically, this means that Buzz has accidentally convinced me that he’s in charge of frying things from now on. Chocolate chip banana bread muffins HA.)

Of course, that golden crispy exterior is purely visual, and the real important question is how does it taste…

Meh. Calories in banana bread slice If you like cornbread with warm bananas, then this is the dish for you! They might have been better with a finer cornmeal, since they had very crunchy outsides and very mushy insides. Can you freeze bananas for banana bread (Also, I think the banana pieces were somewhat too long; stick to 3/4 or 1-inch long, so you have single-bite chunks.)

DO NOT save leftovers, which will taste mushy, cold, and unpleasant.

Credit where credit is due: United Fruit Company created this recipe, and it was digitally shared with the world by bluwmongoose on Flickr. Banana bread without baking soda or powder I mostly blame United Fruit Company.

And of course, for company dessert, you must follow this dish with Mock Apple Pie! (Now, if only we could think of a meat product to prepare to look like a vegetable, the visual tomfoolery would never end!)

I do have to say that my absolute favorite cookbook of all time is by the former Mrs. Easy banana bread without baking soda Iowa. Calories in slice of banana bread It was a gift from my maternal grandmother to my father on the event of their marriage. Banana bread yogurt (One of my favorite recipes is a chicken pate that is amazingly delicious, but nobody will actually try at parties because it looks so unusual)

I really love the cookbooks that newlyweds used to get — it’s such a fun mixture of wonderful and “interesting” recipes, plus fun points on etiquette (e.g., “When meeting your husband at the train station when he gets home from work, always wear a dress!”). How ripe should bananas be for banana bread But they do have a larger proportion of practical, everyday-ingredient recipes.

My grandmother is giving us the cookbooks she received as wedding gifts the next time we visit her. How to ripen bananas for banana bread There should be some useful info about 1940s cooking methods and some doubtless ridiculous recipes in there.

Wild. Can you use frozen bananas for banana bread The United Fruit Co. How many calories in a slice of banana bread just would try to promote bananas that way. Calories in a slice of banana bread And it is *so* tacky, the whole menu. Banana bread no eggs I have vague memories of when this was really what food was. Banana bread without eggs Bad times … we’ve improved as a country in cuisine at least.

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