Banana Split

Donatella Arpaia
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Donatella Arpaia
Best known for her recurring role as judge on Iron Chef America, Donatella Arpaia is one of the most influential women in the world of food and entertaining. She has redefined the role of the modern-day restaurateur. The Zagat guide called her "The Hostess with the Mostest" and she is seen frequently on such shows as Today, Top Chef, Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, and more.
Recipe Details

1 cup Milk or half-and-half

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

unsalted butter


For the filling: *

2 Bananas, sliced in half lengthwise

Whipped cream fresh or canned

Various toppings: chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, mini semi sweet chocolate chips, chopped nuts

Step 1
In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk or half-and-half, vanilla extract and sugar.
Step 2
Transfer to a shallow pan.
Step 3
Melt 1 tbsp. butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Step 4
Add the hot dog bun in the egg mixture, soak well and coat evenly.
Step 5
Place the bun in the pan and push down slightly with a spatula.
Step 6
Cook for 1 minute on each side or until golden brown.
Step 7
Using fresh cream, place ½ heavy cream in a bowl and beat for 1 minute with hand mixer, add 2 tbsp. confectioners sugar and continue to beat until stiff.
Step 8
Place two halves of a banana in a Hawaiian Sweet Hot Dog Bun.
Step 9
Top with 3 tbsp. whipped cream (or as much or as little as you like).
Step 10
Add toppings of your choice from list of ingredients.

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