Banana Frita (Fried Bananas) - Brazilian

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Fried bananas is often a side dish on Christmas Day. Brazilians prepare a turkey basted with a rich dark coffee with cream and sugar. The traditional stuffing contains farofa (ground manioc), pork sausage, onions, celery, and seasonings. Side dishes for this meal are mashed white sweet potatoes, banana frita (fried bananas), and green beans. From


  1. In a mixing bowl, gently toss the bananas with egg to moisten, then lightly roll the bananas in the breadcrumbs.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. When the foam goes away, add the bananas and fry on all sides until golden.
  4. Season with salt and serve hot.