In the world of cooking, there is one golden rule: if you fry it, it automatically becomes better. Doesn't matter what it is, deep frying it will make it look better, smell better and most importantly taste better. Even the name sounds better, think about something awesome and add "fried" in front of it ... Chicken - Fried Chicken, Ninja - Fried Ninja, Beer - Fried Beer. See? Better!
So when the food item in question is a Nutella Banana Croissant, it's almost an overload of delicious sounds when you add the word "fried" in front of it. But f-ck it. Here it is anyways, the Fried Nutella Banana Croissant by heatherchristo
The best part is, they take about 5 minutes to make so start heating up that skillet and let's get started.
12 tbsp nutella
2 bananas (sliced)
3 tbsp butter
pinch of salt
Cut the croissants in half and cover the bottom half with Nutella.
Add the banana slices.
Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat and add the salt.
Put the croissants in the pan until it gets crispy then flip it, squish it down and let it fry a little longer.
You might already be familiar with Forno West, an Italian bakery in Westmount known for all kinds of yummy treats. But now the boulangerie/pâtisserie is giving you one more delicious reason to go — especially if you love Nutella.
Forno West has a brand-new Nutella machine, installed earlier this week, to make your favourite Italian delights even better.
The Nutella machine works like a pump. Once you pick a treat, the staff at Forno West start filling it up with as much chocolate-hazelnut goodness as possible.
"Right now, you can use the Nutella pump for our Sicilian brioches and to stuff little buns," Carmela Argento, Forno West's manager, told MTL Blog. However, Argento said Forno West plans to develop more options for baked goods they can stuff full of Nutella for you in the near future.
Even though the machine hasn't been used much yet, Argento gave us the inside scoop on a few of the incredible treats it has in the works with Nutella.
"What's really exciting is our plan to introduce a Nutella turnover without apples. We'll also give customers the option of having a Nutella turnover with almonds inside," she said.
A pâte feuilletée lined with frangipane could also soon be stuffed with Nutella, she said, and Forno West plans to call the creation a "Nufella."
A quick visit to Forno West's website will likely get your taste buds flowing with inspiration.
And, for those of you who are Nutella obsessed and can't get enough of the stuff (who could blame you?), you can always turn to this Nutella map of Quebec to guide you on a Nutella crawl of Montreal.
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Have you ever had a food craving so intense you dropped everything just to satisfy it? True Nutella fans know this feeling all too well — when the urge for chocolate-hazelnut deliciousness strikes, all bets are off.
Thankfully, a new tool can help you navigate Nutella-related emergencies so you can satisfy your sweet tooth before getting too hangry. Nutella has created a map of Quebec dedicated specifically to finding Nutella dishes across the province.
Yup, that means Quebecers can pinpoint the nearest Nutella dish at any given moment.
According to a Nutella spokesperson, the digital map was made using the best suggestions from fans when asked their "favourite restaurant with a fabulous Nutella dish on the menu."
Montreal restaurants include NDG's Pizzeria Melrose, which has a Nutella pizza, Litte Italy's La Cornetteria, which has Nutella-filled pastries, the Plateau's St-Viateur, which serves a Nutella bagel like no other, and Rockaberry because of its Nutella pie.
La Maison Onyx is a pop-up that will run between July and October, giving marginalized chefs a stage to showcase their culinary expertise. Up first is Saint-Henri's Tropikàl Restobar, a Caribbean and Afro-Latin restaurant, which will be there from July 7 to July 27.
Tropikàl will be followed by Maquis Yasolo, an Afro-Québécoise restaurant in Saint-Henri. Later, MasterChef Canada’s Marissa Leon-John of Elle Jay’s Private Dining and Afro-Vegan chef Evy Mendes of Cantine Toca Toca will be serving up delicious eats.
La Maison Onyx is an initiative by DESTA Food, a Black youth network and non-profit business incubator for Black businesses.
According to a DESTA Food statement, La Maison Onyx will feature street food-style menus using local Quebec products, chef-led market tours at Jean-Talon Market, and on-site food demonstrations.
More chefs and Montreal restaurants will be announced in the coming weeks and months.
This article's cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.
MTLàTABLE is back with set menus at your favourite eateries!
MTLàTABLE is back this year, and around 100 Montreal restaurants are participating in the city-wide food festival between June and October. You can get three-course meals at some of the city's best eateries starting at $20.
MTLàTABLE has revamped its format for 2021 complete with table d'hôte menus, fresh local produce and prizes you can win for simply dining out.
Each meal you buy at the festival's participating restaurants makes you eligible to win one of five weekly draw prizes like a $50 SAQ gift card and a $75 pre-paid VISA card to spend at the participating restaurants.
There are also eight 'Food & Fun Packages' to be won throughout the event, which include two nights in a Montreal hotel.
All you have to do is scan a restaurant's QR code every time you visit to earn a 'fork' and participate in the weekly draw.
This year's edition of the festival will also focus on fresh seasonal harvests in Quebec, with recipes tailored to in-season produce.
In June and July, restaurants will serve dishes with beets from the Montérégie region, strawberries from Île d’Orléans and raspberries from the Eastern Townships, as well as broccoli from the Capitale-Nationale region, zucchini from the Laurentians and other green vegetables from Quebec.
In August, field tomatoes, leeks, blueberries, and green beans from across the province — from Bas-Saint-Laurent to Lanaudière — will adorn restaurant plates across Montreal.
In September and October, the fall harvest begins, and restaurants will serve soups and stews that include Quebec carrots, morels, oyster mushrooms, eggplants and acorn squash.
Autumn brings the return of apples to Quebec orchards, and restaurants will make use of locally-grown apples on their dishes toward the end of the festival.