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Banana Katsu with Red Currants

Category: Dessert Recipes Recipe:

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs)

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2 large bananas, peeled
Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
Powdered sugar
4 scoops vanilla ice cream
Red Currants
Sprigs of fresh mint (optional)

Place the flour in a bowl, the beaten egg in another, and the breadcrumbs in a third. One at a time, dip the bananas first in the flour, then the egg, and finally dredge through the breadcrumbs until evenly coated. Add about 2 inches of oil to a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-high until the oil reaches 350 degrees, or a cube of bread added to the oil browns in 30 seconds. Add the bananas and fry 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Use a slotted spoon the remove the bananas from the oil and set aside on paper towels to absorb excess oil. Dust the bananas with powdered sugar. Place each banana on a serving plate. Add two scoops of ice cream and, if desired, garnish with Red Currants and fresh mint. Serves 2.