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Banana Que

Banana Cue


This is a recipe for banana cue from the Filipino orphanage where I worked for a year. Super easy, super yummy, super fun dessert!


  • 1 large bunch saba bananas (15-20)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • oil for frying


  1. Heat the oil over medium low heat. Add the brown sugar and wait until the sugar starts to caramelize.
  2. Place the bananas in the oil and fry them with the brown sugar so until they are covered with the sticky brown sugar and a deep golden color.
  3. Drain on paper towels and serve on individual skewers.


I think this would also work with regular American grocery store bananas, although they might be a little more mushy. But who minds a little mush when we’re talking about caramelized bananas!? The saba bananas used in the original recipe are really sturdy and hold up well during the frying. Readers have also suggested plantains as an alternative.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Keywords: banana cue, banana dessert, filipino dessert