The perfect lunch party surprise!
By Brittney MacDonald, Life & Style Editor
Looking to inspire awe in all your friends? Well hit them with this fun party pleaser!
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon juice separate from the ¼ cup
6 slices of broiled deli ham
3 tbsp. mustard
2 packets of hollandaise sauce mix
¼ cup cream
1 cup water
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees before lightly greasing a shallow baking dish. Next, peel your bananas, rub down each with lemon juice to prevent them from browning, but be gentle! Bananas are easily crushed if you squeeze too hard!
Next, spread the mustard over one side of the ham slices, before wrapping each slice of ham around a banana, non-mustarded side facing outward. Arrange the ham-wrapped bananas in your shallow baking dish so they lay flat in a single layer, then bake them in the oven for 10 minutes.
As the bananas bake, you can make the sauce! In a small sauce pot on the stove top, combine the packets of hollandaise sauce mix with the cup of water, the cup of cream, and the tbsp of lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring with a whisk constantly until the sauce is evenly mixed and hot.
Next, take out your ham-wrapped bananas and let them sit for approximately two minutes before pouring the hollandaise evenly over everything. Once that is done, put the shallow baking dish back in the oven and bake the bananas for an additional five minutes, or until the top is slightly browned.
When serving, ensure perfect presentation by giving each guest their own banana to enjoy. Though it’s not hearty enough for dinner, add a fruit or green salad to make this the perfect brunch or lunch time treat with friends! They’ll be so impressed with your culinary prowess they will never ask you to cook again, for fear that you might never live up to the glory of this amazing meal!