Banana Frita com Canela e Aš˙car
(Fried Bananas with Cinnamon Sugar)

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In Brazil you can have fried bananas with your food or as a dessert. I'll eat them either way; it's comfort food for me: one of the reasons I love eating in Cuban restaurants in Miami is I can always have bananas with my meal.

Peel bananas and cut them in half lengthwise (you'll notice the ones in the photo were left whole, though). Fry them in one tablespoon of butter or margarine, first on one side, then the other, until they're - hopefully - beautifully golden brown. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve hot.

Maria's Cookbook