Fried Naan for Dessert

>> Thursday, February 23, 2012

If yesterday's Smoked Chipotle Bean Burger recipe didn't entice you, today's dessert using its leftovers will. And even if you have absolute no intention of making the burgers, I beg you to fry up this magic . . .

It's unbaked naan. Fried in olive oil and tossed with cinnamon and sugar. Served with banana ice cream. Drizzled in chocolate sauce. Remind you of anything? Well, here's a hint: You'll likely want to take a siesta after you've cleaned your plate.

That's right! It's majorly inspired by Mexican fried ice cream.


What you'll need . . .
  • Naan dough from the Bean Burger recipe.
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Vegan Banana Ice Cream (optional, but highly recommended)

Method . . .
  1. Shape naan dough into rounds and flatten as you would making the regular bread. Instead of baking it, cut it into strips and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large fry pan on high heat until sizzling, but not smoking. (You may need to lower heat a bit so your naan doesn't burn.)
  3. Place strips in the pan and fry on each side until golden brown.
  4. Toss in a bowl of cinnamon and sugar. (NOTE: The measurements of sugar and cinnamon will vary depending on how much you make. I made one piece at a time -- yielding about 6 strips -- and used 1 tablespoon of sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Play around to find the right proportions for you.)
  5. Make the banana ice cream. You can follow this recipe -- but all you really need to do is take a frozen banana and process it in a food processor until creamy.
  6. Top with your favorite chocolate sauce.

You can enjoy this recipe as a semi-healthy dessert. Or perhaps for breakfast as I did on Sunday morning. Now that I look at these more, they sort of remind me of those dessert breadsticks Pizza Hut makes. And now I have a whole world of new ideas for this recipe.

I love when that happens!

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