How to Make Banana Blossom Burger Patties, Puso ng Saging

What do you call “puso ng saging” in English. If you’re a Filipino, 80% chance that your first answer is “banana heart”. Am I wrong?  The right horticultural term  is banana blossom. Drop a comment if you beg to disagree.

My mother loves to cook ginataang puso ng saging but she loves to cook it as burger patties. Here are the simple steps:

Ingredients:
Banana blossoms, preferably saba variety  —- 1  cup
Flour   —- 1/2 cup
Egg    —-  2 pcs
Cooking oil
Black pepper  —- 1/4 tsp black pepper
Salt  —– 1 tsp salt
Garlic —- 1 pcs
Onions   —- 1 medium size onion

Procedure:
1. Get your banana blossom.
2. Remove the matured bracts but save all the young banana fingers.
3. Wash thoroughly in running water and rinse well.
4. Chop thinly (young bracts and fingers) and cook with small amount of boiling water until tender. Drain and set aside.
5. Saute onions and garlic.  Mix with the cooked banana blossoms together with the rest of ingredients.
6. Fry two spoonful of mixture until golden brown.

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Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

0 Replies to “How to Make Banana Blossom Burger Patties, Puso ng Saging”

  1. HI”
    UHM TNX FOR THE INFO.IN MAKING THE BANANA PEEL CHIPS,,,

    WHAT I WNT NOW IS TO KNOW THE CHEMICALS AND WHAT CAN BE CURED….??

    I HOPE U CAN HELP ME…IN THAT CASE,,,TNX

    1. @gselle – no chemicals are needed. However, you need a good packaging (preferably modified atmosphere packaging) to prolong its shelf life. Curing is applicable only to meat products.

  2. Hi. Am concerned with my figure, and I really don’t fried foods much, but I am interested in this recipe. Can this be baked?

    1. I have not tried baking it yet but I guessed it’s possible. The ingredients flour and eggs which will hold the burger shape are materials intended for baking purposes.

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