"say What?" Banana Sandwich

"You just have to try it to believe it."
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Ready In:
2 sandwiches


  • 4 slices white bread (I like fresh wonder bread)
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 medium really ripe bananas


  • Spread a tablespoon on one side of each slice on bread.
  • Peel and cut the bananas into 1/4-inch round slices.
  • Lay the slices on two of the slices of bread and then top with the other half.
  • ENJOY!

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  1. davepearce1575
    A sandwich can taste great to one person and terrible to another. The banana with mayo just does not go, it has acidity and banana is sweet. I made it,i ate it ( at least tried), I throw it. I made it again as a sweet sandwich useing thick whip cream in place of the mayo. Try both yourself! I tested both at a party, nearly all the mayo were left, the banana cream filling were all gone. Action speaks better than words. davepearce1575@yahoo.com
  2. acceberrepmac
    Guess it's a Southern "thang", because I've been eating banana sandwiches my entire life! Sooooo good!! I slice my bananas long ways, use ONLY Dukes Mayonnaise and 2 slices of soft, white sandwich bread, THAT'S IT, NOTHING ELSE NEEDED!! So simple, yet so delicious!! Thank you, Mr. Lagasse, for posting an actual recipe and bringing attention to this old Southern delicacy. I was JUST now eating one and decided to Google it to see if it was just something my mother fed us as children alone or if it was an actual "thang"!! lol I'm so pleased to see so many other people enjoy these delicious sandwiches!! Mmmmm, think I'll have another!!
  3. Harry J.
    Do NOT use overly ripe bananas. The bananas should be yellow and ready to eat, but not very ripe.
  4. caryn.rominger_1085
    My dad use to make me these as a kid. One of my favorites. People think I'm crazy because I love these sandwiches, but they just don't know how good they are! I also like to put chips on this sandwich too. I like the crunch against the texture of the soft bread and bananas.
  5. alligirl
    This is such a treasured childhood memory...I love banana sandwiches and still indulge, occasionally! The bread must be fresh, and 'my' mayo must be Kraft! I sure appreciate your sharing this recipe, MizEmerilLagasse!


  1. Dwight  A.
    Yuk....mayonaise!!?? Unamerican. It has to be peanutbutter!!!!! Smooth or nutty. Who has taste buds for bananas & mayonnaise. No way jose'.
  2. Harry J.
    Don't use really ripe bananas.



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