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You can take the girl out of Ohio but you can't take the Buckeye out of the girl. Since I'm on the West Coast, I find I'm watching a lot of Ohio State games earlier in the day, which means I really don't want to be eating traditional football game food. It's far too heavy. So I want something easy and delicious that won't leave me in a food coma at 11am. Spicy Banana Bruschetta seems like it would fit that description!
This is one of those things that in my head sounds like a really good idea right? A twist on one of my favorite desserts - bananas foster (with the fire and all). I turned it into an appetizer by adding little slices of bread and El Yucateco Hot Sauce.
The ingredients are mostly things I always have around, the exception being bananas, but only because my kids eat them like crazy so they are tough to keep "in stock" if you will. This is a good thing, because I'm always realizing at the last minute there is a game on and sometimes chips or cheese and crackers just won't do. Boring.
Technically cast iron, brown sugar and butter don't mix. But, I had to take one for the team. I also know there are pretty big rules on cast iron and glass top stoves. Yes, I was a rebel and used my grill pan anyway.
I could have used my favorite skillet, but I was really hoping to get those nice sear marks on my bananas from the grill. It didn't work all that well with the bananas, but it did okay with the bread. Look at this amazing bubbly goodness though!
The end result was totally worth it though. Don't feel too bad for my pan, it will survive.
Want to make it? Here's the recipe!
Spicy Banana Bruchetta
½ cup Salted butter .
½ Brown sugar
Bananas, peeled, sliced
2 tablespoon El Yucateco Green Habanero Hot Sauce
party bread, sliced
Melt butter in grill pan over low heat.
Add brown sugar and hot sauce, stir until sugar dissolves.
Add bananas and cook for 1 minute on each side, carefully spooning sauce over bananas as they are cooking.
Remove bananas from pan.
Quickly place bread slices in pan for a quick sear.
Serve bananas on bread slices.
Best part? You can get everything you need for your next football game at Walmart! I chose the El Yucateco Green Habanero Hot Sauce for my recipe because it packs such a great heat!