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Taste Test: Deep fried Bananas Foster

Posted October 17, 2014

Ragin Cajun's Deep Fried Banana's Foster

— Being from New Orleans, I love Bananas Foster. The traditional dessert features bananas, butter, rum sauce and ice cream. 

A lot of places outside of New Orleans try to make this dessert and fail miserably. But the folks at the Ragin Cajun booth at the N.C. State Fair have gotten it right. And, shockingly, made it even more decadent by deep frying the bananas! 

I got a chance to try this dessert during the State Fair media lunch earlier this week. The warm bananas are perfectly deep fried and blend so nicely with the homemade rum-flavored sauce that is drizzled on top. And the vanilla ice cream is just the icing on the cake. 

You won't want to share this, but you probably should as it is pretty big. 

Check out the Ragin Cajun booth in the midway for other New Orleans' favorites, including po-boys, seafood and alligator on a stick. 


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  • shaunferriss Oct 18, 2014

    Panthersfan45 if you make healthy choices all year, LIVE A LITTLE, ONE FRIED overindulgence will not hurt anyone! Do you go to the fair?

  • PanthersFan45 Oct 17, 2014

    I'm in the minority here, looks "artery clogging" to me. I'm not a health nut but I steer clear of fried foods most of the time. I very rarely eat french fries so this is something I'd easily pass on.

  • Barbara Slobodzian Oct 17, 2014
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    It looks and sounds delicious!

  • Claytonmomof2 Oct 17, 2014

    Looks yummy! Don't forget the peach cobbler with ice cream from the Anderson and Daughters booth!! It's one of our favorites.

  • Michael Lashley Oct 17, 2014
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    I plan on trying!

  • PowderedToastMan Oct 17, 2014

    "A lot of places outside of New Orleans try to make this dessert and fail miserably"

    BS...don't be such a snob when you write these articles Kathy