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Boiled banana, yup! boiled!!

post #1 of 24
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My American Phillipine friend just gave a boiled banana for snack.....and OMG it is soooooo GOOD!!!!! It is not mushy at all, more like sweet potato yum. You can't use regular banana, it has to be this small, fat banana (no it's NOT the big plantain) that I have yet to find out the name. Based on a brief search on google, boiled unripe bananas are not uncommon for islanders to replace starchy food.



I gotta find out how to make boiled bananas, otherwise I would soon to be found begging for them at every Filipino house here in hawaii
post #2 of 24
Sounds like they could be pretty good. Do let us know when you find a recipe.
post #3 of 24
I have heard of fried bananas, not plantains, but bananas. Then rolled in sugar.
post #4 of 24
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The banana I had was boiled with skin ON, not peeled, which helped to keep the banana "starchy" but not mushy. The inside is very firm and not very sweet. I will try to boiled some of those unripe "apple banana" and see what happens. Oh man, I got addicted after just ONE I am so hopeless
post #5 of 24
Oooooh, these sound really yummy!!
post #6 of 24
Oh, you mean all you do is boil a banana with the skin on it? Nothing else? Hmm...worth a try I guess.
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by Nirvana19105 View Post

Oh, you mean all you do is boil a banana with the skin on it? Nothing else? Hmm...worth a try I guess.



yeah, just like that, but dude don't grab a big ripe Dole thing and toss into the pot. I think it has to be unripe, like, very green small bananas.



It seems that Jamaicans boil bananas too



http://www.riubambu.com/RIU_WEB_PAGE...aican_food.htm



This site mentioned use boiled banana in the place of root vegetables

http://www.canoeplants.com/maia.html
post #8 of 24
tiny little green ones ? i think i've seen thouse at the supermarket and wordered how you eat them, but of course i'm too much of a p*ssy to buy them and try ....

now i will though ! just get that recipe freemouse !
post #9 of 24
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hehe Vicky, we are on the Oahu Island of Hawaii, so there are all kinds of funky bananas . you don't need recipe, you just need the right kind of banana. Shoot, now I am totally preoccupied by some friggin little banana, way to go, huh?
post #10 of 24
lol, and you're having more fun than most of us !

are you there for a while ? and how long does it take to boil a banana ? like a half hour ?
post #11 of 24
So that's what I could do with those tiny things. I see them all the time at the Vietnamese market.
post #12 of 24
post #13 of 24
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Ah Vicky Thank You!!!!



*heads out for green bananas*



Green little evils, you think you are green and hard and tart so that nobody dare to mess up with you? Ha, think again, HmmmmHAhahahahaha
post #14 of 24
wow.um, there is something i wont try.

*GB
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by glamboy View Post

wow.um, there is something i wont try.

*GB



Oh com'on, man, this is soooooo like sweet potato, nothing weird, I mean totally "mainstream" taste wise
post #16 of 24
How long do you boil it for?



I would think boiling it would make it loose some flavor...
post #17 of 24
There are certain bananas you have to boil to be able to get the peel off relatively easily. I know I love fried plantains. I'll have to look around for some of these little green bananas. They sound tasty. Anything that's sweet potato-like is in my book.
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
*Pout* WHY all bananas in the store are yellow today?!?!?! Maybe Sunday they don't deliver fresh or something....



Catgurrl, according to the linked provided by Vicky, you should boil them for 15 min. I can't testify yet.



tearhsong, potato-like texture rules!!
post #19 of 24
I read earlier that someone was talking about how good boiled bananas were, but that it was a special type. I got some relatively ripe bananas set the stove on high, boiled the water for 4 minutes and dropped in a bannana. slice off the top of it though the stem part, for some reason it tastes different. I added 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to. the only thing I seemed to have got the opposite effect instead of a gooey inside I got a gooey outside hard inside (it wasnt runny or anything it was still hard) I left the bannana in for about 5 minutes.
post #20 of 24
I've never had boiled nanners. I'm guessing the thread you were referring to is in the recipes section of the site. Maybe a mod will move this thread over there, as well. That way all them nanners will be in the same place
post #21 of 24
Merging threads. New topic not necessary.
post #22 of 24
Im a filipina and I know what you mean , the banana is called as saba banana's..
post #23 of 24
what a teaser! sounds like having one of these would involve a plane ticket for me.
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post #24 of 24
In Jamaica we just boil green banana(peeled) in water with a tiny bit of vinegar to keep them from turning dark. We can eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner.
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