Bananacue (aka Banana Cue or Banana-Q) is a popular snack food and street food in the Philippines. The name bananacue is a play on the word barbeque, combining the words banana and barbecue. Although this food is usually deep-fried instead of grilled, the similarity in appearance and use of skewers to serve is what gives this snack its name.
Bananacue (Banana Cue/Banana-Q)Course: SnackCuisine: FilipinoDifficulty: Easy
The name BANANACUE is a play on the word barbeque, combining the words banana and barbecue.
Bunch of semi ripe saba or burro bananas or plantains (slice in half lengthwise if using plantains)
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups cooking oil
- In a wok or 3 qt sauce pot, heat the oil over medium low heat.
- Add the brown sugar and wait until the sugar starts to caramelize.
- Place the bananas in the oil and fry them with the brown sugar so until they are covered with the sticky brown sugar and a deep golden color.
- Drain with a slotted spoon and place bananas on wire rack.
- Skewer bananas on to bamboo skewers for serving.