Have you ever been to Tucanos? If not, I recommend finding one now — they have locations in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Virginia, Missouri, and soon, Texas! It’s a Brazillian grill that features delicious meats, veggies, fruits, and, my personal favorite, the best salad buffet you will ever try. I promise.
One of our favorite parts of going to Tucanos is their fried bananas. These are seriously so addictive. Forrest and I have been dying to make some at home, and decided that today was the day to do that. And let me tell you, they taste pretty darn close. So if you aren’t lucky enough to live near a Tucanos, at least know that you now can make one of their best items at home.
I think the one thing I loved about these is that they didn’t taste greasy like most fried food does. Want to know why? Because we used coconut oil! I recently discovered this stuff, and I have been using it like crazy. Be on the look out for a post in the coming weeks about everything you can do with coconut oil. But using it in this recipe was such a good idea. Not only does it smell delicious, but it makes everything just taste so much healthier. If you don’t have any though, just use vegetable oil. We threw in some coconut flakes into the batter, which is optional and probably makes it taste a little bit less like Tucanos. So if you want an exact replica, leave that out.
Granted, the bananas are Tucanos are typically a little bit smaller, so if you like that, just slice them smaller. But we loved using a half of a banana — it was the perfect size.
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