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Banana Katsu with Red Currants

Serves 2


  • 1 Tablespoon
    all-purpose flour
  • 1
  • 3 Tablespoons
    panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs)
  • 2
    Large bananas, peeled
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • Powdered sugar
  • 4
    Scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Tablespoons
    CurrantCâ„¢ Red Currants
  • Sprigs of fresh mint (optional)


  1. Place the flour in a bowl, the beaten egg in another, and the breadcrumbs in a third.

  2. One at a time, dip the bananas first in the flour, then the egg, and finally dredge through the breadcrumbs until evenly coated.

  3. Add about 2 inches of oil to a medium saucepan.

  4. Heat over medium-high until the oil reaches 350 degrees, or a cube of bread added to the oil browns in 30 seconds.

  5. Add the bananas and fry 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown.

  6. Use a slotted spoon the remove the bananas from the oil and set aside on paper towels to absorb excess oil.

  7. Dust the bananas with powdered sugar.

  8. Place each banana on a serving plate.

  9. Add two scoops of ice cream and, if desired, garnish with Red Currants and fresh mint.