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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Taking A Ride On The Orient Express!

Egg rolls are delightful and delicious for appetizers, but what about desserts? Also, do they really have to be oriental? To me, egg rolls can be filled with whatever your heart desires, and I desire something sweet and unusual. Like I always tell my friends and colleagues, I am not your every day normal chef. I have the tendency to be more of the abnormal out-of-the-box kind of chef, thinking of new ways to bring to the table, exciting and unusual ideas for the palate.
Today's recipe, brings together French cooking and the Orient.
Now once you have made these tasty egg rolls, be prepared for your friends and family to be begging for more. For these have the tendency to become very addictive.

Bananas Foster Egg Rolls
Egg Rolls:
4 egg roll wrappers
2 bananas
1/2 c. Brown sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
2 tbsp. Butter
1/4 c. Brown sugar
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 c. Orange juice
1/4 c. Dark rum
2 tbsp. Pecans, chopped (optional)
To make egg rolls:
Peel and cut bananas in half. Mix cinnamon and brown sugar, then roll bananas in the mixture. Place in center of a wrapper and roll it up like an egg roll. Deep fry until outside is golden brown and crispy.
To make the sauce:
Melt butter in a saucepan. Add brown sugar and stir until it is completely dissolved. Stir in the cinnamon and then add the orange juice. Allow the liquid to reduce a little, then add the rum and ignite. When flames subside, add the pecans if desired.
To serve:
Cut the egg roll in half diagonally. Place on the plate and drizzle the sauce on top.

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