Recipe: Haitian Beyen

[ 0 ] January 14, 2010 |


3 very ripe bananas
1 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. baking soda
Sugar (for garnish)

Mix the bananas, flour, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in a medium size bowl. In a deep fryer, place a spoonful of the batter in the hot oil (*use fryer according to manufacturers directions) and fry until golden brown. Sprinkle sugar on top. Serve.

*Johnna’s tip: Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Haiti, this has been an extremely devastating week in that country. Today we post a recipe that comes from the Haitian culture, beyen which is fried bananas. It reminds us of the plaintains that they serve in our native land of Panama.

During this devastating time in Haiti, we urge all of our readers to CONTRIBUTE something. Whether it be money, clothes, toiletries, etc., please join in the effort to help Haiti. Where to contribute?? The NY Daily News has a list of places for you to begin these efforts. L’Union Fait La Force! (*Translation: “Strength Through Unity”)

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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