Do yourself a favor this weekend and get yourself some pineapples. Dress them up with lime and cilantro for a yummy salsa for chicken or, if you feel like really spoiling yourself, fry them up and serve them warm with vanilla ice cream.
Yeah-you read it right-fried pineapple with vanilla ice cream. It's easy to make and is without a doubt a fantastic treat for anyone lucky enough to be around you. Worried about the calories? Don't be! It's fruit, right?
1/2 C. Panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
1/4 C. Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/2 t. Cinnamon
8 Pineapple slices, cored
2 T. Flour
1 Egg, beaten with 1 T. water
3/4 C. Sugar
Vegetable Oil, for frying
1. Mix panko, graham cracker crumbs and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Set up 2 other bowls-one with flour and one with the egg mixture.
2. In a deep pan, heat oil to 350 degrees.
3. Dip the pineapple slices into the flour (shake off excess) then into the egg and last, into the panko mixture. Carefully slide the pineapple slices into the oil and fry until golden brown.
4. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with sugar. Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream.