Ripe saba (or plantains) bananas are used for banana-que. The bananas are peeled and deep fried and midway brown sugar is added to the boiling oil until it caramelizes and coat the bananas. The bananas are then served in bamboo sticks or barbeque skewers, hence the name banana-que.
There are other variants of this deep-fried snack such as kamote-que or sweet potatoe sliced,deep-fried and also skewered with bamboo sticks.
The banana-que is best serve in banana leaves as the leaves when warmed or heated by the piping hot bananas give off a pleasant and robust leafy scent. A tasty filling snack, banana-que is a convenient food or snack-on-the-go.
Mabuhay ang banana-que!