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    10 mins

    5 mins

    5 mins

    Tati Gaud's Note:

    This is a traditional food from northeast area of brazil, it is mainly served at dinner time or late supper, but you can eat whenever you feel like!

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    Serves: 1



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Cut the bananas in half (long side).
    2. 2
      Melt the butter on a frying pan then fry the halves of the bananas one side at a time.
    3. 3
      When both sides looks dark brown, arrange the two halves of the bananas on plate.
    4. 4
      Cover them with mozzarella cheese slices, put the remaining halves on top.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    6. 6
      Serve while it's hot!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 17, 2002


      Wonderful! Delicious and easy to prepare - and very authentic tasting. I had been searching for years for this recipe after tasting it at an international festival and was pleasantly surpised to find it here. I would serve this as a dessert to company - it is sweet, caramelly, and a different twist on the idea of fruit & cheese as a dessert course. It cooks in just minutes and worked well with "just ripened" bananas because they held their shape well. Make sure to cut your cheese very thinly - so that it melts and gets all gooey quickly from the heat of the bananas. After consulting with the recipe poster, I learned that the authentic cheese used is queijo de mantiega (butter cheese) if you can find that in your area. I used the mozzarella and thought it was definitely an acceptable choice. I will be making this one again!

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    • on February 09, 2004


      This is fabulous! I can not wait to eat this again.

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    • on October 06, 2003


      I couldn't imagine the Cheese with bananas but I sure can now! Actually I used a German Butter cheese after reading Heather Feather's review and it was wonderful. My guests loved them Thank-you for an easy, different and Oh so good recipe Tati Gaud

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    Nutritional Facts for Cartola

    Serving Size: 1 (272 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 410.5
    Calories from Fat 158
    Total Fat 17.5 g
    Saturated Fat 10.3 g
    Cholesterol 55.7 mg
    Sodium 392.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 53.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
    Sugars 29.6 g
    Protein 15.1 g

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