Ideally bananas should be peeled before freezing, but the world is not an ideal place, and I have been known to lazily chuck an unpeeled banana in the freezer. I thought this meant having to wait for the thing to thaw before peeling, but it turns out there is an easy way to peel a frozen banana; you just need a knife.
Photo by liz west.
Click the link below to see the instructional video, but it's really just a matter of executing these three easy steps:
- Cut off the ends off of the banana and cut it in half.
- Make a slits down the sides of each half.
- Wiggle the thin blade of your knife under the edge of the skin; it should pop off easily.
Once the fruit is freed from its frozen skin, you can toss it in smoothies, dip it chocolate or (obviously) bake up some banana bread.
The Best Way to Peel a Frozen Banana [Tasting Table]