Are you tired of struggling with tough and stubborn green banana peels? Look no further! In this step-by-step tutorial, I will guide you on how to effortlessly boil and peel green bananas. Whether you plan to enjoy them as a standalone snack or use them in a delicious recipe, this method will save you time and effort.
The Quickest Way to Remove the Peel
When it comes to peeling green bananas, there are different approaches. Some prefer to peel them before cooking, while others find it easier to remove the peel after boiling. Having tried both methods, I can confidently say that boiling the bananas in their skin and then peeling them off is the most efficient way. Don’t worry about the judgment of those who consider it lazy cooking; our goal is to make your life easier.
The Process: Boiling Green Bananas
To prepare your green bananas, you will need the following:
- Green bananas
- A large saucepan of pre-boiled water (under low heat)
- A sharp knife
- A chopping board
- A serving dish
Now, let’s dive into the steps:
Wash the bananas and allow any excess water to drain off.
Place the green bananas on the chopping board, positioning them on their side.
Using a sharp knife, partially cut both ends of the bananas. This will come in handy when removing the skin later.
Starting from the top of the fruit, gently score along the skin towards the end tip. Be careful not to cut too deep, as we only want to make an incision with the tip of the knife.
Carefully add the bananas to the saucepan of boiling water and let them simmer under low heat for approximately 20 minutes, or until they become tender.
As the bananas cook, you will notice that the peel gradually darkens. This is a normal part of the cooking process. After about 20 minutes, test the bananas’ doneness by pricking them with a fork. They should be soft when fully cooked.
Once the bananas are cooked, remove the saucepan from the heat and set it aside to cool. Drain the water.
- Take the green bananas out of the cool water and gently peel off the skin. It should come off easily at this point.
Now that you have perfectly cooked and peeled green bananas, you can enjoy them in various ways. They are a staple in Jamaican cuisine and can be used to make delightful dishes such as Green Banana Porridge or Banana Mash.
Remember, cooking should be enjoyable and hassle-free. With this simple method, you can master boiling and peeling green bananas effortlessly. So, let’s get cooking!