Figue Vert (Green Banana) Gratin Recipe

Step 1

Grated Gruyere cheese can be used instead of cheddar cheese. Place bananas in saucepan and add just enough chicken stock to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until bananas are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Using a potato masher, mash until smooth (chicken stock will be absorbed). Let cool slightly. Meanwhile, heat butter in a small fry pan and saute onions until tender. Add the onions, cream, beaten eggs to cooked bananas until combined; season with salt, nutmeg and cinnamon to taste. Mixture will be quite moist. Place banana mixture in a buttered shallow baking dish. Combine cheese with bread crumbs; sprinkle over top. Bake at 350 for 35 - 40 minutes or until top is golden. Serves 4 - 6.

From The Gazette, 91/02/13.

Things You'll Need

  • 3lb Green bananas
  • 2c Chicken Stock
  • 2tb Butter
  • 1ea Small Onion, chopped
  • 1c Light cream or milk
  • 2ea Eggs, beaten
  • Salt
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • 1pn Cinnamon
  • 1c Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2c Fresh Bread Crumbs

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