I sort of have an ongoing feud with my mother-in-law, and it’s about bananas. I prefer bananas that are yellow, with some tiny “leopard” spots visible. They’re sweet yet not too mushy. She, on the other hand, likes them as green as can be. If they start to turn yellow, they’re ready for banana bread. She considers my ideal banana to be rotten.
In asking other people, I’ve found that most people prefer bananas to be more ripe than green, but there’s a hitch! I’ve noticed that women tend to prefer a greener banana than men. To test this theory, I’ve decided to create this completely unscientific and meaningless poll. Please choose the response that best suits your gender and banana preference.
The banana conditions are as follow:
A. All green, no yellow,
B. Mostly green, some yellow,
C. Mostly yellow, some green,
D. All yellow,
E. Yellow with some tiny “leopard” spots,
F. Yellow with large spots,
G. “Banana bread” brown.
Hah! My wife is a dance/Zumba instructor, and I’m an avid cyclist. The challenge for me is having bananas left over after the green phase. She tends to gobble them all up before they’re ripe enough for me to eat!
Choose ones that are not too ripe. They should be yellow all over with the tops still a bit green. Burros at this stage of ripeness, in my opinion, make for the best frying bananas; they result in banana fritters that are sweet but still quite firm and not mushy after having been fried.
and if you can buy the Burros locally then here is an extensive tutorial so you can make some at home: