Add bananas and allow them to soak for 2-3 minutes, without letting them brown.
Add rum over the top. Standing back, user a lighter to light the sauce. Remove from heat when the flame extinguishes (about 10-15 seconds).
Use barely ripe bananas yellow in color, ripe but not overly soft.
Slice bananas immediately prior to making.
For a thicker banana foster sauce, allow to simmer a little before adding bananas, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. For a thinner sauce, add a tablespoon of water and stir until smooth. Continue adding water one tablespoon at a time, if needed.
Take safety precautions when flambéing. Make sure surrounding spaces are free from flammable items, have a fire extinguisher nearby, use a long lighter and keep your distance as much as possible. Tip: keep your pan's lid close by, in case you need to quickly cover the flames. Of course, adult supervision is required if children will be nearby.
How to Store
Refrigerate - Store in an airtight container up to 2-3 days.
Freeze - Store in an airtight container up to one month in the freezer. Thaw in a refrigerator overnight and reheat in a saucepan over medium heat.