It’s widely known that bananas are good for you, conveniently easy to peel and a good source of vitals. And contrary to popular belief, that belief being, eat too many and you’ll ‘bind’ up, actually too many may soften you up – know what I mean? Anyway…
I used to envy the rest of the family, casually stripping back the peel of a banana and devouring. I only liked banana milk and those little banana shaped sweeties; delicious little things. A few other sweeties spring to mind too and some I can almost taste! I know you can still get these little gems because I’ve found a wonderful little web-site and if you already don’t know it, then just get a look at this! ‘A Quarter Of’ (picture courtesy of them). They do all the classics, have a peep…
Okay, bananas. I couldn’t eat them. I could pick one up, peel it, however, I simply couldn’t get it to within an inch of my lips! The thing would make me wretch! And on the very rare occasion I actually got the smallest of morsels into my mouth, well, projectile vomiting was always on the cards! Since childhood though, I’ve been adamant that I would conquer the banana! And I almost did. Around three years ago, I managed to eat a whole banana! I simply went for it! I’ve absolutely no idea what changed but once chewing and swallowing, it was delicious! From that point on I feasted for months on them! When I rode my bike, traveled to work, went out for the day, oh, anywhere, I would take a banana… Happy with bananas, who’d have ever thought it? It’s like getting up one day, being driven 200 yards in a car and not wanting to throw up! Now that would be another hurdle overcome…I have ways of dealing with that though, however, if I’m ever in your car and I ask you to pull to the side of the road, take me seriously, don’t hesitate, otherwise it’ll cost me to have your interior valeted (is that a proper word?) and fumigated!
I digress… I began to suffer the most terrible bouts of nausea and stomach aches, this continued for months… To cut a long story short though (because I can hear the washing machine has finished its cycle), bananas are not good for me. My body disapproves. Maybe that’s what I was being warned against all those years ago?
I just wonder, you know, a little, whether or not what follows might actually be okay? I found the following little piece here… Enjoy.
In Kenya–where potatoes don’t grow, but bananas are plentiful–they make green banana fries. Here’s the recipe:
- Peel 5 or 6 green bananas. Use a knife if you need to.
- Slice them into thin wedges or strings.
- Heat an inch of peanut or olive oil in a large skillet.
- Sprinkle the fries with salt and pepper.
- Fry until golden and drain on paper towels.
- Re-season if necessary and serve with ketchup.