The Basics: How to Make Bananas Foster

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from raw ingredients to your dinner tonight, free of measurements and complicated techniques. It’s a method you’ll remember and whip out whenever you like. It is the most basic way to make the thing you’re making.

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  • • a large frying pan
  • • two forks or a spatula
  • • a long match or a grill lighter (if you’re using an electric stove)
  • • four ripe but still firm bananas
  • • half a stick of butter
  • • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • • two pinches of ground cinnamon
  • • a pinch of salt
  • • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • • vanilla ice cream (optional)

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Bananas Foster