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How to Boil Green Banana | Family Cuisine

Boiled bananas are a simple, healthy snack that can be enjoyed anytime of the day. They are also a great way to make your own homemade baby food!
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A simple step by step tutorial guide on how to boil and peel green bananas with ease so that are readily available to eat or use in a recipe.

How to boil green banana

I know so many people don’t know how to successfully boil green banana and remove the it’s peel. I wholeheartedly agreed that the skin of a green banana (cooking banana) is quite thick and cumbersome to peel and boil.

However, you can remove the skin in a number of different ways. I’m going to show you the quickest way to do so.

Some people prefer to peel off the skin in the uncooked form and then cook the bananas, while others prefer to release the skin by cooking the bananas first.

I’ve tried both methods and use either method depending on the recipe. Ultimately, most people find it much easier to boil the bananas in their skin and then take it off.

To some people this is frowned upon because it is seen as a lazy way of cooking. I dont really care for whether it is seen as lazy, I just want to show you a method that is easier for you.

Fear not, those of you who are perplexed by this starchy fruit, I’m going to reveal a simple way of how to boil a green banana while removing the skin at the same time. I promise you that this won’t be difficult and the clean up is minimal, so let’s get cracking.

For Jamaicans Green Banana plays a crucial role in their diet, so much that you can even make Green Banana Porridge or Banana Mash with it.

You will need;

  • Some green bananas
  • A large saucepan of pre boiled water under low heat
  • A sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Serving dish

How to boil green banana using steps

The first thing you need to do is wash the bananas and drain off the excess water.

How to boil green bananas steps 1

Once you have done that place the green bananas on the chopping board and position the green banana on its side.

Green banana step 2

Start to cut both ends of the bananas, you can remove it in its entirety but I prefer to partially cut both ends, as it comes in handy when taking off the skin.

Next, from the top of the vegetable, lightly score along the skin towards the end tip. Don’t drive the knife too deep into the flesh as this will come off with the external part, simply make the incision with the tip of the knife.

Green banana step 3

Carefully add the bananas to the saucepan with pre boiling water and leave to simmer under low heat for roughly 20 minutes or until tender.

How to boil green banana steps 4

While the green bananas are cooking, you will notice that the peel becomes progressively darker. This is perfectly normal and simply part of the cooking process. After approximately 20 minutes, the bananas should be soft, you can determine whether they are cooked by pricking it with a fork.

Once the bananas are completely cooked, remove saucepan from cooker and set aside until the water is cool and drain.

How to boil green banana steps 5

Remove the green bananas from the cool water and begin to take off the peel. Don’t worry at this point the peel should come off with ease.

Green banana step 5

So there you have it folks, a quick and simple method of how to remove the skin of a green banana

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