Saturday, September 4, 2010

A Little Somethin' Somethin'

... so I had a hankering after dinner. So what? So my roommate and I whipped this bad boy up. So long!



Butter (butter's the best, but Pam or veggie oil is fine too, whatever you've got)
Banana ($0.19)
Nutella ($3.99 for a tub of deliciousness that will melt your world)
Mushu pancakes (Remember these? $1.30 for a pack of 30)

The Grand Total: $5.48 - cheaper if you have chocolate chips and wanna sub them in for nutella


You can choose to make this either crispy or mushy (confession: I've done both). It's kind of like a choose-your-own-ending Goosebumps. I know we all love those.

First, slice up your 'nana. Pop it on a fry pan on medium heat with a tablespoon of butter or oil, or just spray the pan with Pam. Fry it for 5-10 minutes, until the banana starts to caramelize (read: brown) a bit on the outside. Don't stir it: the less you move it around in the pan, the more it will caramelize.

If you want your Nirvana mushy...

Place a mushu pancake flat on a microwave-safe plate. Lay a damp paper towel on the pancake. Cover with another plate face down, so it forms a plate pocket. Microwave for 1 minute. This will steam the pancake

If you want your Nirvana crispy...

Butter/oil/spray a frypan (you can use the same one you used for your bananas if you transfer them to a plate). Lay a pancake flat on the pan and let it warm up for about a minute. Don't let it get too crispy: you still want to be able to roll it up.

Either way...

Once the pancake is warm, spread nutella generously on the pancake. I mean smother that bad boy. Place caramelized bananas in a line on one side and then roll the pancake up like a burrito. Spread some more nutella on the crack to seal.

Eat like a burrito if you must, but I prefer to slice like sushi to make it last longer.

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