Coco Sugar Fried Saba Banana Cue (dessert or snack). Fried bananas on bamboo skewers, also known as banana cue among Filipinos, is a popular snack food in Philippines. It's widely sold on the streets in food carts or in small stationary food stalls. When I was in high school, my family had a small food stall just across the national high school in our town, and banana cues were one of my Mama's best-selling snack foods for sale.
It is mostly used for culinary purposes because of its sweet and delicious. Banana cue is widely sold on the street. Banana Cue Banana cue is a popular snack (meryenda) or street food in the Philippines. You can cook Coco Sugar Fried Saba Banana Cue (dessert or snack) using 3 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Coco Sugar Fried Saba Banana Cue (dessert or snack)
- You need 2 of Saba (Cardava) bananas.
- It’s 1-2 Tbsp of coconut sugar.
- It’s 3-4 Tbsp of Cooking oil.
It is made of cardaba (Saging Na Saba), banana is deep fried and coated with caramelized brown sugar then. This is usually sold along with turon (deep fried wrapped banana with sweet jack fruit), kamotecue (deep-fried skewed sweet potatoes with brown sugar), pilipit, and bicho-bicho. I love having bananacue for my mid-afternoon snack or for dessert. I find it best to have a glass of cold soda by my side when eating it.
Coco Sugar Fried Saba Banana Cue (dessert or snack) instructions
- Saba or Cardava or Cooking bananas are the fat plump ones, greenish to yellow with blackish markings as it ripens. Google 'Saba' bananas to see a picture, I forgot to take one..
- Heat oil in pan. Prepare peeled bananas by slicing them or you can also cook whole like the traditional way in the Manila. Google 'Banana Cue' to see a picture..
- Roll all sides of the banana in the coco sugar and drop in hot oil. Use low heat to prevent burning..
- When sugar melts turn it to the other side. Use a spatula or spoon to scoop back the sugar unto the banana if it separates. I turned them twice on each side before removing from the pan. Place unto a plate and let it cool..
- The coco sugar will harden and become crisp as it cools. Delicious. I placed too much I think (2 Tbsps) so 1 Tbsp should be ok for 2 bananas. 🙂 Enjoy!.
As mentioned there, another authentic Filipino way of cooking the said banana is through "banana que". This is done by deep frying the bananas with brown sugar that will eventually caramelize and coat the fruit as it cooks. This delicious yet inexpensive snack or dessert dish is very popular but lowly rated street food in the Philippines. See great recipes for Coco Sugar Fried Saba Banana Cue (dessert or snack) too! Bananaque, a popular Filipino street food and a favorite afternoon snack, is skewered fried banana with brown sugar coating.