Hi, my name is Nancy Follwell, a transplanted Canadian living in Hawaii. My love of international cooking has developed over the years, through travelling and living all over the world: Canada, Germany, Israel, Texas, and Hawaii, as we have moved around with the Canadian Armed Forces.
I have had the pleasure of being a member of several gourmet clubs, both with my husband and by myself, and have met many cooks eager to share their love of food and friendship. I currently belong to a cooking club where we create a theme, make dishes to fit the theme and then, of course (everyone’s favorite part), we eat what we have made. It’s always interesting as we try something new, using local or native ingredients, and it’s almost always something we have never made before. Through entertaining and hosting large gatherings of military spouses and friends, I have collected a wide array of diverse recipes. However, I always try to find something new or add some new ingredient to create unique tastes.
I chose this appetizer as a reflection of my love of macadamia nuts and my time here. How better to adapt a recipe to Hawaii than use the local nuts and frankly, I find that it tastes even better this way. Whenever I make this recipe I always get requests, especially for the custard sauce. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to sharing more.
Fried Banana Ravioli with Vanilla Custard Sauce
1 cup finely chopped, peeled ripe banana
¼ cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 Tablespoons chopped macadamia nuts
2 Tablespoons chopped pecans
30 wonton wrappers
vegetable oil for frying
Vanilla Custard Sauce (recipe below)