Flaming Banana

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Clay-Pot Cookbook

The Clay-Pot Cookbook

By Georgia Sales

Published 1974

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HERE's the perfect topper to cut the salty-spicyness of Romertopf's Beggar's Chicken or Lamb Curry. Be sure the bananas are on the slightly greenish side, much better for cooking, in contrast to eating bananas, which are not ready for consumption until the skin is liberally freckled with brown spots.


  • 2 slightly green bananas
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum, 150 proof
  • Whipped cream


    Presoak a clay pot, top and bottom, in water for 15 minutes.

    Peel the bananas and place in the presoaked pot.

    Combine the melted butter, sugar, and 1 tablespoon of the rum and add to the pot.

    Cover the pot and place it in a cold oven.

    Set the oven temperature at 450 degrees.

    Cook for 25 minutes.

    Remove the pot from the oven and prepare to serve at the table.

    Warm the remaining rum III a saucepan, pour over the bananas, and ignite. Wiggle the pot gently to prolong the flame, then serve with whipped cream. As long as you're not on a diet, might as well go all the way.