A neighbor introduced me to this southern sweet and sour banana dish. It was quite a hit. I made a couple of improvements (to my tastebuds) and thought I should share it.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spread peanut butter onto the cut side of the banana halves, and seal the halves back together. Slice into coins, and set aside.

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  • In a saucepan over low heat, whisk together the egg yolks and 1/2 cup of the sugar. Stir in the vinegar and butter. Cook, whisking constantly until clear. Whisk in remaining sugar if you like.

  • Place the bananas into a serving bowl, and pour the sauce over them. This dish may be served hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts

334 calories; protein 7.2g; carbohydrates 44.6g; fat 16.4g; cholesterol 78.5mg; sodium 129.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2002
This is one of those "out-of-this-world" dishes. The combination of ingredients is so different! I also like the versatility -- we had it as a hot side dish with Banana Meatloaf but I can easily see putting the prepared banana pieces in the freezer until serving time then using the sauce as a dip. This is definitely worth a try! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2006
I started out making it like the recipe calls for but then I decided to do my own thing to it and put the 1/3 cup of peanut butter in with the sauce and just a splash of maple syrup... poured it over the bananas with peanut butter and it was pretty good. My daughter had two helpings of it... The peanut butter sauce was more like a peanut butter fudge...but not set up. Read More
(9)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2002
This is one of those "out-of-this-world" dishes. The combination of ingredients is so different! I also like the versatility -- we had it as a hot side dish with Banana Meatloaf but I can easily see putting the prepared banana pieces in the freezer until serving time then using the sauce as a dip. This is definitely worth a try! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2006
I started out making it like the recipe calls for but then I decided to do my own thing to it and put the 1/3 cup of peanut butter in with the sauce and just a splash of maple syrup... poured it over the bananas with peanut butter and it was pretty good. My daughter had two helpings of it... The peanut butter sauce was more like a peanut butter fudge...but not set up. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2005
I haven't made this yet but my grandmother used to make a Banana/Peanut salad. You might try mixing the Peanut Butter in the sauce and then LAYER it along with chopped peanuts over sliced bananas. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/05/2003
This is an interesting dish. It wasn't "bad" but after a couple bites I had enough of the sauce. I ended up wasting practically all of the sauce this recipe makes. I won't be making it again-but do give it a try and see if you like the sauce yourself. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2005
It wasn't quite what i expected. The vinigar was extremely strong. Maybe if there wasn't so much vinigar it would be good. Still it was very interesting. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2003
It may sound weird but it really tastes good! My whole family loves it. It is a great side dish to those casseroles that have "everything" in them! I highly recommend it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2006
This recipe is wonderful. I love vinegar and the combination with the sweet bananas and the peanut butter...I made it for my toddler (she also enjoyed it) but found myself eating more than I had intended. I substituted apple cider vinegar for the white vinegar and it was great. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2005
This was interesting. I made it as a side dish but it should probably be a snack or dessert. It's got an interesting flavor and might be good over some angel food cake but was strange all by itself. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2013
Hmmm not sure I'm totally on board with this one. If I make it again I'll cut the vinegar in half because that's what I wasn't really wild about. I love sweet-sour combos but this just didn't completely work for me. It's fun it's pretty it's different it's fast and those are all good things. Read More
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