Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches

Tonight we had Paula Deen's recipe for Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches. We modified the recipe a bit (1/2 cup butter, are you kidding?!) and he 'fried' it in just a light coating of cooking spray instead of six pounds of butter, but they still turned out very well. I liked it a lot, but he did not. I'm not sure peanut butter and banana is a combination for everyone. I would make this again someday for like a lunch on the weekend while I'm doing homework and happen to have the ingredients, but wouldn't make it for dinner again.

Paula's Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
From the Food Network

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
3 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 to 3 ripe bananas
8 slices white bread

Topping:
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

In a frying pan, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter. Make sure butter does not burn. In a small bowl mix together the peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon. Slice the bananas into 1/4-inch thick slices. Spread the peanut butter mixture on 4 slices of bread and cover with banana slices. Top with the remaining 4 slices of bread. Spread the remaining butter on both sides of the sandwiches. Grill the sandwiches in the frying pan until each side is golden brown.

For topping, combine the sugar and cinnamon in shallow plate. Coat the grilled sandwiches with the mixture. Cut diagonally and serve hot.

Yield: 4 sandwiches

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